Wednesday, March 16, 2011

PA Wednesday prompt

Poetic Asides(PA) prompt for today is to write a poem based on another one. I have chosen “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.


The Road Paved in Gold

I walk through life’s forest
one step at a time
angelic trees reach on high
so I may see the light,
flowing currents trickling by
my stream of consciousness.
Sometimes I trip
on tangled bramble,
I fall down, get lost and confused.
Dark shadows, twisted paths;
I know not which way to move.
Indecision is a leaf is a whisper

~floating without recourse~

until it lands right next to me.
My eyes follow the path it has taken,
up
up
up
I’m on shaky knees,
the path before me a cake walk
immediate gratification
sweet temptation.
The other trail
foggy, uncertain
my feet are all I see.
Faith is a road paved in gold,
paved to heaven.
I take that road to You
one step at a time.

4 comments:

beccagivens said...

Awesome accomplishment with the prompt ... you hooked me from the beginning to the end ... especially when I envisioned
"angelic trees" ... and it truly is "one step at a time!". Thank you for visiting ~~ becca

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

What a wonderful poem. I really enjoyed it.

And I also enjoyed the limerick you submitted to my latest Limerick-Off. So happy that you're participating!

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Thank you both!

Mad- I love participating in your Limerick-Offs!

~laurie

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

What a wonderful response to the inspiration of one of Frost's poems, one of my two favourites!