Opinion: Two roads diverged in our nation

By Steve and Eileen Wiard
Posted 9/5/19

Two Roads ...Two roads diverged in our nation,And sorry I could not find much unity or purposeAnd being just one person, long I stoodAnd pondered our country's predicament as long as I could,All the …

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Opinion: Two roads diverged in our nation

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Two Roads ...

Two roads diverged in our nation,

And sorry I could not find much unity or purpose

And being just one person, long I stood

And pondered our country's predicament as long as I could,

All the while wondering what the future would hold;

Then I chose the road I thought was right and just

Because of what I had been taught and what I believed;

Though for all that my hopes and dreams

Were really about coming together and not falling apart.

Many writers and leaders have promulgated similar ideas

In ways that mirror my own. And there are times I think

That someone else can walk the road of justice, that I'm too old.

Yet knowing how life leads us all in directions that nudge us away

From commitments and causes, I sometimes doubt

If real change will come through elections and referendums.

I write these words with frustration and an ongoing sigh.

Sometime in the generations to come when they look back on this time, will they say -"It was all before them,

Two roads diverged, and they, they followed the signs

Of care and compassion - and that has made all the difference."

Written by Taos residents Steve and Eileen Wiard, with credit to and inspiration from Robert Frost, August 2019

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