And sorry I could not travel both
And being one traveller, long I stood
And looked down both as far as I could
To where one bent into stability and career;
The other into uncertainty, but without wear !
Then took the other, just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was full of adventure
and meaning beyond compare;
For it allowed me to live without fear,
And as both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how heads would sway,
I've never doubted if I should ever turn back.
I shall be telling this tale without a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in my career, and I--
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Adapted from Robert Frost "The Road Not Taken" 1916.