The Road Most Travelled

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I took the road most travelled, 

Yet I did it for a reason.

To prove that an individual 

Is more than someone only different.

I lingered at the outset,

Despite my growing pride.

A growing desire to fight 

An idea pulling me like the tide.

I took the road most travelled, 

Yet I did it for a reason.

A wife, a son, and a friend,

Changing my perception

Of my own end!

Yet the tide pulls just as strong,

The Glory in myself, 

Like a son.

I took the road most travelled,

Yet I did it for a reason.

The fool I was,

The glory false,

The wrong...

The right?

The tears,

My spite.

For I came to know,

Years ago,

That a man without flaw, 

Is no man at all.

I took the road most travelled, 

Yet I did it for a reason.

Illusion shattered,

Reality present,

I realized what truly mattered.

And thus I came to see

Myself, gnothi seauton.

Thus I saw flawlessness as more than

Mere self-perception,

Discovering

That which truly glory doth comprise.

And this, my friend,

Is sacrifice.

I took the road most travelled, 

And I did it for a reason.

 

 

 

 

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