The Road Taken

- Shreya

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

In front of the divergence I stood,

Sorry, for being one I couldn't take both,

I considered the one optimal for my growth


You see, corporations and society deemed fair,

The right career to choose, the right clothes to wear

Were the jobs hated, and clothes unclaimed,

A peace of mind if chosen was to be blamed


For failure, greatness is standing out of crowd

Being soft-spoken is weak, strong is loud,

The life of normalcy renders your future bleak

Achievements and misery are a necessity to the peak


Delusional, I fell for their words and lies

No problems shall plague me! Yet now I sigh

Somewhere years and ages since

I took the road less traveled

And it has made no difference.

© 2020 by Nishi Ravi Psychotherapy