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Original poem by Patricia Hopkins

The Road Less Traveled

Zooming down the smooth sleek surface of the highway,

the vast nothingness of the countryside

makes the miles magically disappear.

Don't remember where I've been or where I'm headed,

but going to get there fast!

Today I veered off the highway to take the road less traveled.

Filled with potholes and weeds coming through the cracks,

crumbling concrete forces me to slow way down.

Taking a look at what I've been missing

mindlessly rushing my way through life.

Slowing down to appreciate this journey;

Opening my eyes to the wonderfulness 

of my family, my friends, of it all.

Realizing this journey is to be savored

for the destination arrives much too soon.

                                                     ~~~ Patricia Hopkins

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