Treasure Island

Leaking Pen

(Wellington, New Zealand)

The Road Not Taken Revisited


Two roads diverged in a shabby wood,
And Sorry would not travel both.
Vision not clear from where I stood
And precious soul under my hood,
Too afraid from darkened growth

“Frost path on my mind”

I looked down both as far as I could.
Muhammadan shaped the far left troth,
Christendom where Robin Hood once stood
And both my way misunderstood.
Too much bent and undergrowth!

“To keep the peace I resigned”

A third I discovered same day,
Star of David sharp dagger
Bleeds Palestine dry like chipped clay.
I broke today in another way,
Made me stumble and stagger.

“I fell to depression’s grind”

And having perhaps the better claim,
Thought for passing there felt queer,
Had worn me really about the same.
Mistrust man’s repetitive shame.
Syria again the holocaust tear

“ Hope lost when eyes turn blind”

Sorry to say, I hesitated to travel
The cross or crescent leveling rod.
Their justice laid the modern gavel
Where Compassion tends to unravel.
The better I am without man’s God

“Can faith exist without mankind? ”

Voltaire valiantly voiced and I quote:
“If God does not exist man must invent him”.
After undressing memorial's trench coat,
Tallying killed souls note-by-note,
Avoid history’s past mistakes are dim.

“ Philosopher’s heart declined! ”

I shall be telling this with a cry:
Generals and renegades plan wars, and hence
Hearts diverge where God always stood, and I
Took his one road less traveled by:
Peace. And that has made all the difference.

“Finally my pen signed! ”

October 18,2013
-Copyright Leaking Pen 2013-

Submitted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Edited: Saturday, November 09, 2013

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