When Frost's Roads Beckon

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When Frost's Roads Beckon

 
Two roads diverge in a modern wood
One paved for war -
 The other for peace
But which is the path most taken we ask
The grassy , or  well-trodden one?

Blue skies beckon at the end of each
in between black and twisted trees, 
Hidden perils, treacherous creatures
 fill these fine cathedral woods

What difference to the traveler does it make?
Endless armies still embark
Women still weep with endless grief  
So many promises- impossible to keep
So many wars before we sleep

Whose world this is, I think I know!

He watches it blow-up below.

 Suzanne Delaney

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 2/14/2016 9:06:00 PM
Simply beautiful. It's awesome how you took so many of the phrases from Frost's poetry and turned it into something different. You took two poems that were initially quite tranquil and peaceful and reshaped them into a cry-out against war. ... who the poet is, I think I know! She writes across the web, although. A fave.
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Date: 12/6/2015 8:00:00 AM
Meaningful deep sentiments, leaves me with a feeling of despair.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 12/6/2015 11:41:00 AM
Strange we all yearn for peace but war always rears its ugly head. If only words were more powerful than the sword. Hopefully we can keep creating our own peace around ourselves. SuZ
Date: 12/5/2015 2:11:00 AM
Very well written. I really enjoyed this. Congrats on your win.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 12/5/2015 11:17:00 PM
Thanks Scott: Your feedback is appreciated. SuZ
Date: 12/5/2015 12:05:00 AM
Congrats on your win!
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 12/5/2015 11:18:00 PM
Many thanks for reading and commenting. SuZ
Date: 12/4/2015 10:54:00 PM
Wonderful haiku n win Suzanne... big congrats!
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 12/5/2015 11:19:00 PM
Thanks Dr Upma, Cheers, SuZ
Date: 12/4/2015 9:27:00 PM
Hi Suzanne,, Congratulations on your sweet win. Enjoyed your entry. LUV SKAT
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Date: 11/20/2015 10:49:00 AM
This is a deep piece and it struggles with feelings of helplessness and uncertainty. The author seeks a refuge from this onslaught of compromise and finds it not... as time brings us to where destruction is inevitable. Emile.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 11/20/2015 2:52:00 PM
Thanks for reading and commenting, Emile: It mean a lot to me. SuZ
Date: 11/18/2015 11:59:00 PM
G'day Suzanne... nicely expressed Suzanne through the frustration of wars that pop up like thunderstorms and almost daily. Thank you - Lindsay
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Date: 11/19/2015 1:04:00 PM
Hi Lindsay: So good to hear from you. Blessed are the peacemakers.....that's for sure. SuZ