Ryan Brodesser

Rookie - 64 Points (9/16/1994 / California)

Crossroads Poem by Ryan Brodesser


Crossroads


I listen to the red and not the blue

Though that one has spoken less then true

I hear the whispers, revel in the lies

Even as I watch the evil unfold before my eyes

I feel it’s easier, to yield to temptations fork

That twists me and my morals with iron willed torque

I am only human, not strong of will and heavy is my moral load

As I travel along life's long and twisted road


Let he without sin cast the first stone

And then find out that he stands no longer alone

Let he set the fire that envelops us all

And feel that evil that holds us in thrall

Simple temptations, sour grapes in easy reach

Going against all that we try to teach


Everyday we face these new evils, simple ones invisible to our eyes

Simple solutions to difficulties like stealing or convincing with convenient lies

Everyday we walk, we enter roads, cross roads that twist and turn

And slid down the path that we secretly yearn

Submitted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I feel this everyday of my life. Which path is easier? The more convenient path involves not so honest answers and quick easy outs. We are all human, but is that an excuse? Or an attempt at justifying the morals we so easily abuse? Please read and review

Comments about this poem (Crossroads by Ryan Brodesser )

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]