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At The Crossroads

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Below is the poem entitled At The Crossroads which was written by poet Leonora Galinta. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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At The Crossroads

I stood once at the crossroads of life
So skeptical and confused to which one is right
It took time for me to choose which path to take
I was in a great dilemma, so I took a deep breath

Time went by so quick… tick, tack, tick, tack- tick
I had to hurry because no more time for me to think
Hurry! Pushing myself but appallingly, I couldn’t do it
It was really difficult to choose which one is the best

There I stood again, but looking far from the distance
Until a brilliant idea suddenly came into my mind
Why don’t I ask other’s opinion and pieces of advice?
Then, laid their presumption next to mine

My conscience suddenly spoke to me and said,
My dear Self, you are you and the only “You”
Who’d be the first to decide which is the best for your life
Rely first on yourself and do excogitate
Write down the pros and cons of things you’re going to take

When I heard myself’s voice, I smiled so bright
She continuously spoke to me and asked,
You can also tell your guardian angel right?
Send her the paper where you wrote the road you chose
She will hand it over to God in heaven
To bless your decision and the desire of your heart for sure

So, I walked down straight through that road 
Sometimes, turning my back once in a while but I need to go on
Carrying on both hands was my tool luggage
Inside of it were faith, love, fortitude, determination, hope and prayers
For I believe, in every chosen road there are always challenges
It’s best to just hold on to those tools on my shoulders and hands as I go ahead
‘Til I'll find the bright end of my taken road which are my goals and contentment


Nov. 1,2012

Sixth Place
Contest: Standing At the Crossroads
Contest Judged: 11/9/2012
Sponsor: Gail Angel Doyle

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  1. Date: 12/4/2012 8:24:00 PM
    no excuse... I'm in the chat room.... I'll be waiting for you there... my sis..... hoping to say hi there to you....pd

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 8:24:00 PM
    the channel is called,,, poetry chat

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Gail's "Standing At A Crossroad" contest Leonora. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 2:08:00 AM
    A very stimulating soliloquy...exposing your adorable innocence. Well deserved Win (I love your AVATAR) you must be gorgeous!

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 6:41:00 AM
    For all this is. Wonderful expression to take decision when one falls in to confusion in life and there's no end until the destination is reached where contentment lies. Tried to feel like you, but you are you and I am I am. Lovely done. Thanks for your kind comment on my write. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:45:00 AM
    Hello Sisie-pooh..missing you on the soup... congrats with your wonderful poem in Gail's contest..pd

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 4:04:00 AM
    Congratulations a well deserved win, love it sweetie , big hugs xx

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 10:36:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win my dear friend Norie, have a blessed day always!! hugssssss!

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:53:00 PM
    CONGRATS LEONORA ON A STELLAR WRITE AND WIN DEAR FRIEND .. MOST TOUCHING PIECE LUV ..

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 1:23:00 AM
    A STELLAR WRITE LEONORA MY SWEET FRIEND .SO MUCH EMOTION EXPRESSED .. WISHING U A BIG BIG WIN LUV .. FINALLY AM ABLE TO COMMENT BACK TO POETS AFTER DAYS OF BLANK SCREENS ..OH..HOPE ALL IS FIXED NOW AS WE BRACE FOR A BIG NOR'EASTER ON WEDN.WITH SNOW.. MUST BE SANDY'S SISTER .. WE CAN'T CATCH A BREAK HERE LUV.

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 11:22:00 AM
    A marvelous write Leonora, you made me feel like I was at the crossroads with you....well done! Hugs

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 7:24:00 AM
    It's indeed a great write for me. congrats my dear friend Norie for sharing this. God bless!!

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 1:54:00 PM
    love this gem, my friend

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 9:23:00 AM
    an intimate write that lies within your heart, norie... enjoyed reading your awesome work which inspires me no end... truly profound!..:) huggs and win it, my dear!..

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 9:13:00 AM
    This was really amazing! Great job on this Leonora! Jordan

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 5:34:00 AM
    Excellent dramatic verse,Leonora:-) But so is most of your poems my friend.There`s a lovely honesty in your writes..a heart and soul writer;-) Have a blessed new week Nora! Hugs and Love,Arild

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 4:14:00 AM
    This poem reminds me of " the road not taken" :) Love it really, keep it up Leonora, Love, Omneya

    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta
    Date: 11/4/2012 4:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I love that poem my dear Omneya. thank you so much!
  1. Date: 11/4/2012 3:03:00 AM
    Always think before you make a choice ... A very good poem Leonora, I like it. - Have a nice Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta
    Date: 11/4/2012 4:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my dear friend, Anne-Lise.
  1. Date: 11/4/2012 2:39:00 AM
    My greatest prizes here are my extreme happiness, enthusiasm & inspiration to write this form of poetry ( achieved, :))). It's my very first time to write a dramatic verse form but I hope it suits. My inspiration here is my sisie-pooh & greatest poet friend, PD who's highly expert in this form of poetry. Although, I know I'm not yet good at this form, I hope everyone will enjoy reading my new poem & experiment, ;)).(I love arts and science,too) Thank you so much! love you all, LG