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