Crossroads

Oh Lord, where now do I go?
Stuck at crossroads, I am so
Mind can’t decide
Both ways will make me grow
How to choose one, do show
I have really tried

Patience is thin, nearly died
All you know, I did confide
Lend me a hand
Mind or heart, which to side
From destiny, do I now hide?
I can’t understand

My fear, I severely reprimand
Here for long, I cannot stand
Breathe I cannot
Like fishes on parched land
Fear must die on these sands
And remain forgot

As I pondered on this thought
Lord, you’ve helped me a lot
Way you did show
I’ll go where my heart sought
Mind will agree, once goal got
Answer I now know


For Thursday Poets Rally – Week 29
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Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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  1. Reminds me of Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken. Love the style and language. Mind and heart can hold us back, fear and uncertainty are our foes but He is the one who holds the map.

    Go onward in the direction of your dreams~

    Nice one.

    • Frost? hmm, another similarity post to the great poet? wow, nice 😀 m honored at that!
      glad u liked the style and the language.. yes.. He holds the map and He should and does guide us for sure 🙂

      thanks, Collective Epiphanies 🙂

  2. Sometimes it could be tricky- standing and about pondering what’s to be done.. My favorite. I get into my brooding act- 😀
    Nicely written.. even though the emotions expressed was that of a divided mind; the expression of the same was very beautiful almost like a satiny flow..

    Happy Rally..
    xox

  3. i have stood at that crossroads many a time…and sought wisdom to help make the deicsion because you cant follow your heart, she will get you in trouble at times without that wisdom…

  4. Heart always lead to the right path, Leo.. even your writes, beautiful writes, come from there..isn’t it.. liked your poem very much.. I too wrote something towards the same theme for 3ww yesterday.. do visit and grace..

  5. 9 out of 10 WOIH’s agree that the heart is the road to go.
    ..really wish I could be in that forest from the picture.I love getting lost

    I really like how you show the two paths, the heart and the mind, and the conflict that can arise between the two.
    When in doubt, paper scissors rock

  6. LEO,

    If in this world you can find a special word to describe a poet to the max.. I will use that word for you.. You are such an Awesome Poet.. Crossroads, I had faced it and also learnt how to overcome that.. You said it so so so well.. Loved it..

    –Someone IS Special–

  7. The search for an answer is always there… some find it some only live with the questions… I enjoyed reading this one… thanks for sharing…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

    At Twitter @VerseEveryDay – Sharing few lines about love, longing and life

  8. See a lot of positivity in this poem though you are standing at crossroads.

    “Both ways will make me grow”

    &

    “Fear must die on these sands
    And remain forgot”

    Gives me the feeling that you are not stuck at all and you know where you are going and what you want. Good Luck!! 🙂

  9. There are two ways to go when you hit that crossroad. The bad way is to give up while the other way is a rough one where you have to fight your way through and come out victorious. 🙂

    Love the poem!! 😀 Virelai Ancien – It really does have a nice rhyme scheme to it.

  10. “I’m standin’ at the crossroads…” try to conjure up a little Robert Johnson guitar here. I love the jumpiness of your words, conveys active pacing or thought. Is this a particular form or your own rhyming scheme/

  11. I say go with your head and your head will follow…. I think I sense that is what you concluded. This is a lovely questioning piece and the photo is so inviting…Thank you for coming to my blog and for sharing with me. 🙂 heartspell

  12. Thou art nearer to Thee than most, Leo 🙂

    *

    Guardian Shadow appear!

    Assurance is always near

    Although crossroads never seem too clear

    the directions tell me not to fear

    Whichever I choose

    I know I can’t lose

    He’s already paid my dues!

    (from Dues Prepaid by UT)
    Nice to meet you! Peace, Keith

  13. tricky position. 🙂 it depends on what crossroad you are standing. but i would have preferred the heart chosen road, it usually gives more happiness.

  14. (Thank you so much for the comment)w

    Wow! This poem moved my heart, because it is a nice “coincidence” that a few months ago I was standing right there, in front of the two roads that would actually make me grow and did not know which one to take.
    So I think somehow I understand the feeling behind this beautifully well written poem.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • oh, all of us, at some time or the other, even maybe on a regular basis, stand on crossroads wondering which’ll make us grow and which will hurt us in depth… glad you could understand and feel the feeling, Lu Ann 🙂 thanks for reading..!

  15. Very personal, down-to-earth theme but strong in essence.

    I think, being in crossroads is human nature.

    That’s why this poem definitely will touch everyone who read it.

    Keep writing. 🙂

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