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My Diverging Life

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My Diverging Life

I’m in a boat on a river, ahead diverging in two directions,
To the left, calm and still,
To the right, an angry falls.
I started to shutter, for I had to make a decision.
On the left is soft green grass,
On the right is a dark forest.
I thought of what to consider, for my final mission.
In the left, a house with a picket fence,
In the right, wild animals that roam the night.
At the last second I turned the swivel, my ambition,
Led me to the right; what an exciting life.

By: Greg Stanley

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  1. Date: 1/2/2012 3:56:00 AM
    We all have a choice of direction, not always easy to pick the right way. again, this is so different Greg, and a honour to read such splendid poetry. harry

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 11:59:00 PM
    This is a great story with nice images, Greg. I'm with the house with the white picket fence..I'll get my hunting license to shoot the animals on the other side. ha ha. Enjoyed. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 10:59:00 PM
    Interesting poem, and I enjoyed the connection between ambition, chance and life. Good imagery, and I wonder how closely related the "wild animals that roam the night" and the speaker are. Keep it up!