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Author Name: Freebarbinar 3 Comments
Date Added: May 30, 2010 14:05:47 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Crossroads Conversation
A saint and a sinner met one day where two roads crossed each other;
"Which way shall we go?", asked Sinner.  And Saint replied, "Dear brother,
there are two roads which all may travel in this journey that we call life,
and no matter the way we go, my friend, we are bound to face trouble and strife.
Neither way will be easy to follow; each has its pitfalls and snares,
and no one ever arrives at the end untouched by heartaches and cares."

"So, alas, why bother", asked Sinner, "to decide with soul-searching fervor
whether to take the one to the right, or go wrong and follow the other?
Let us toss a coin in the air and allow either heads or tails
to decide how we live our lives; whether we succeed or fail."

"Oh, friend, do not be hasty", said Saint, "or rely on chance to decide,
for the roads are vastly divergent, though they often run side by side.
We may not see the difference now, but our destination will tell;
the road on the right enters heaven, while the other leads straight to hell."

And here the conversation ends; Saint and Sinner go on their way;
We know not which road was taken on that faithful, deciding day.
But whether they went to the right or left, this lesson we must learn if we can;
Saint and Sinner are in all of us, for they are both the same man.

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Comment By: FreeDamon D. Brewer on June 25, 2010 11:05:25 AM Report
This is a wonderful poem Barbara.  I am glad you decided to come join us here at CP.  


Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on June 10, 2010 07:07:38 AM Report
this sinner now working on saint hood

Has one thing to say "This is very good."


Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on June 1, 2010 11:35:06 AM Report
Bravo!  Good work, Barbara!!  I liked the "right on" rhyme and meter, and the conversation between the two was intriguing...Thank you for bringing us a look at choices for paths...

Margaret....the Baglady


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