The highway not taken

(A modern version after Robert Frost’s)

Two lanes diverged in a PLUS highway
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one driver, numb my foot
And looked in front as far as I could
To where it goes at the exit.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was bright and more cars;
Though as for that the passing there
Had sworn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no tyre had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two highways diverged in Malaysia, and I–
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

2 thoughts on “The highway not taken

  1. “I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two highways diverged in Malaysia, and I–
    I took the one less travelled by,
    And that has made all the difference.”

    I always take years before you look back & think it was acceptable…
    and sigh because you can change the past…

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