Sunday, October 28, 2012

Warning: Political essay


The Road Not Taken
Collage by author of post

"Two Roads diverged in a yellow wood, . . .
 And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the under growth;

Then took the other, just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ---
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference."
                       
                         Robert Frost

President Obama has been our president for four years and now it is for all of us to review the past four years and decide, based on his record if he should  be elected for another four.

Here is what we have:

*27 million unemployed
*deficit of more than $1 trillion per year, adding more than $4 trillion to our national debt, now $16 trillion over the last four years
*downsizing military to WW I levels
*foreign policy uncertain and weak which led to murderous attacks on our embassies and prevarication concerning these attacks
*disdain for our allies
*no clear plan for reducing our debt
*squeezing small businesses with more regulations and higher taxes

And more of course. . .

We have come to a fork in the road and there is no turning back.  We have two different choices.  The poem as it relates to this essay is ambiguous.  Is President Obama or Mitt Romney the road less traveled by?

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
And miles to go before I sleep."

Thank you Robert Frost for both these poems, even though I have a feeling that we would not have the same political views.

I have promises to keep for my children and grandchildren so I take this election, very, very seriously.

9 comments:

  1. Amen to that! I agree whole heartedly and we need to do something with uor votes to preserve our country for our heritage.

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  2. that is one of my favorite poems :)

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    1. Lynn and Kate: Thanks for your comments. Poetry expresses my thoughts much better than I can.

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  5. Well said. THANK YOU FOR THIS POST.

    Irene S.

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