Thursday, August 19, 2010

Poetry Study 8/19/10

At the Crossroads
He stood at the crossroads all alone,
The sunlight in his face;
He had no thought for an evil course,
He was set for a manly race.

But the road stretched east and the road stretched west,
And he did not know which road was the best;
So he took the wrong road and it lead him down,
And he lost the race and the victor's crown.

He was caught at last in an angry snare
Because no one stood at the crossroads there
To show him the better road.

Another day at the self-same place
A boy with high hopes stood;
He, too, was set for a manly race
He was seeking the things that were good.

And one was there who the roads did know,
And that one showed him the way to go;
So he turned away from the road leading down,
And he won the race and the victor's crown;

He walks today on the highways fair
Because one stood at the crossroads there
To show him a better road.

- Sadie Tiller Crawley 

Are you standing at the crossroads for your kids,
showing them the better road?

Of course they still have to choose to turn and walk the way we point!

Thought provoking.
Both for my boys, and for me.
Our poem for the week.

a source for the poem

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