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Standing at a crossroads

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Standing at a crossroads

Standing at the  crossroads of life
I wonder which path I will take
The one that makes life easy
Or the one to happiness.

The easy path will take me to
A life of ease and riches
Where work conditions are perfect
Making life  go without hitches

The path to happiness is paved
With heartache along the way
But when you get to the end  of the journey
Your heart with be wanting to stay

So i stand and wonder And wait
Knowing that i will be shown the way

The path to easy living
Is to work in a hospital near by
Have satisfaction in my work
But I would be living a lie

The path  that leads to  happiness
Will take me far away, to  a poor country
Where the women need my help as a midwife
Where many  babies an mums now die 

I will run the gauntlet of many men
Who class women as lower than  cattle
Not having  help in an way so they die
I know i will have to battle.

To set up a clinic where i can help
Give advice  on keeping things clean
Helping the health of the starving
Showing where to begin.

Be their midwife when needed
For now so many more die than live
When complications arise
But with  help from above they'll survive

My head and heart are in conflict
My family say don't depart
But I have to live with my self
Follow whats in my heart

So I have  bought a  ticket
To foreign soil i must go
If i only help just a few
I will have tried thats all I know.


Seren Roberts
 

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  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Gail's "Standing At A Crossroad" contest Seren. Love, Carol

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/15/2012 2:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Carol ....Seren
  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:43:00 AM
    Seren, nice little win...pd

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/15/2012 2:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you PD ....Seren
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 4:00:00 AM
    Hi Seren, I loved this when you posted on my site Congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:39:00 PM
    CONGRATS SEREN ON AN INCREDIBLE WRITE AND WIN LUV .. MOST TOUCHING.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 11/10/2012 2:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Linda this win is a surprise....Seren
  1. Date: 10/31/2012 12:55:00 AM
    Beautiful! The world needs people like you, always follow your heart you will have no regrets.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 10/31/2012 1:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks.
  1. Date: 10/30/2012 12:55:00 PM
    Hi Seren if this a true story I wish you the best of luck, and hope we do not lose you on the soup, if this is just a poem it is brillianlt don, all the best Owen

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 10/31/2012 1:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    95% true, waiting to be allowed to travel. Recovering from major surgery. Thanks for the comment. Seren
  1. Date: 10/30/2012 7:00:00 AM
    Yes, follow your heart!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 10/31/2012 1:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I know but not always possible. Thank you ..
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 4:16:00 PM
    Follow your heart - there are many difficult choices to make in life. - A very well written poem Seren, good luck!!! Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 10/31/2012 1:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comments. Seren
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 8:13:00 AM
    A lovely poem and I'm so glad you bought that ticket! That hospital will still be there in a few years. I know exactly how you feel (check out my poem "crossroads" ).

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 10/31/2012 1:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ticket cant be bought just yet, but it will. Seren