My birthday happens to fall on the final day of the year; it is a great time for me to enjoy the successes I have achieved over the past twelve months. The last year has been a very important one for me, but I cannot simply enjoy what I have done because there is so much left for me to do. I am energized, excited and ready to attack the new year with my writing.
The following is a response poem to Robert Frost’s Road Not Taken to describe my path for 2013:
Does it only happen once
Will I really only get one, single
I will not, cannot, believe it.
Each day I will look down both of those paths,
I will contemplate them, stare them down.
Each day I will make the choice.
It may not be the best choice,
It may be the easy choice,
It could be the worst choice,
But I will try again.
I do know how it will end,
It will be my own path,
A path no one else dared to wonder down,
It will make all the difference.