Our Lives Diverged

2 roads

The prompt for PAD day 21 was to respond to another poem. This is my response/version of Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken

Our Lives Diverged

Our lives diverged one year in June
Something lovely died inside
Left behind with the quarter moon
The contents of my heart were strewn
And by the sun were crisped and dried

I took my lonely path back home
And tried to make the best of things
Oft times I’d go outside and roam
As if I traveled the catacombs
Yearning to leave on sprouted wings

Remembering that day, choices made
Words said could not be taken back
Footprints left where they had strayed
Promises died unconveyed
I doubted he’d ever come back

I’ll always recall this with a sigh
Relive it often in my dreams
Lives diverged under an aqua sky
You made the choice to go awry
Life isn’t always what it seems

I Corinthians 10:23-33.

I was looking over some notes I took back in May from our Sunday School class on I Corinthians 10:23-33.

Verse 23 says, “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.”

Sometimes I need to distinguish between good and better. Sometimes I must chose NOT to do something, not because of MY conscience, but because of the conscience of the other person.

The messages I took away that day were these:

  1. Don’t ask, “What can I get away with?”, but “How can I best glorify God?”
  2. Love God, love your neighbor.

This is just a small reminder to myself.