The road not taken: A poem by Vandana Bhasin

The path you’re traversing,
I know it isn’t so tranquil
But have no regrets my dear,
For the path forsaken, for the road not taken
Trust your wisdom and believe your vigor
For the ordeals and obstacles, you encounter on this path
Are designed to make you potent,
No matter how smooth, appears the road not taken
That distant, enchanting path that allures your heart
Remember, it may pose its own uncanny tussles,
To test your verve, to gauge your balance
Pitfalls that aren’t visible, on the road not taken
Fatigued, anxious and distraught you may have been
Laden with thorns, this road may seem
But flora that embellishes the road not taken
Could be the disguise for bushes with spines
The journey of life is rife with roads
To experience one path, we relinquish other ways
For the road you’ve taken, is where you were meant to be
So live unremorseful, of uncharted roads not taken