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Prompt #106, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

May 23, 2012


Forks in the road

a community poem prompt

We Write Poems:  
As Donald reflected upon Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”, he asked us to write a poem about what roads have affected our lives.  He asked up to respond to the roads we’ve taken – or not taken, and how that has made an impact in our lives.  Write about one or the other, or both, as you see fit to do.  An interesting “next” after having asked you to remember first remembersings.  Now we await your response!

Thank you again to Donald Harbour for suggesting this prompt.  

Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

Leave the links to your poems in the comments of this post, then go visit your fellow writers’ sites and read their work. Remember to leave only positive comments in the spirit of sharing and not critiquing. We look forward to reading your poems!

Please remember to include a link with your blog poem post that links right back to here, this “Post Your Poems Day”, so that others reading your poem can also share in this community poem experience – maybe even someone new to We Write Poems!

If you are new to WWP, please be welcome to look around and read. The full prompt description you can find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

  1. May 23, 2012 1:15 am

    This has been lurking on my toolbar all week. I’m not awfully happy with it, but so be it:

  2. magicalmysticalteacher permalink
    May 23, 2012 2:45 am

    Six Forks in the Road

  3. May 23, 2012 2:59 am

    As soon as I read the prompt, this:

  4. May 23, 2012 4:06 am

    No doubt there “road” to emotional perfection is raif with detours and is constantly “under-construction”. Or so it seem. Always unconditional, but imperfect.

  5. May 23, 2012 4:19 am

    So many choices…this is the road that I chose. Smiles to everyone!

  6. May 23, 2012 4:27 am

    Hope you guys found inspiration in the prompt. I will enjoy reading your responses. Thanks to Neil for using the suggestion. I am entertaining future in-laws this week and have not had much time to put thoughts on paper. However, I did ponder the meaning of Life’s roads.

  7. May 23, 2012 5:02 am

    Not so good as it ought to be

  8. May 23, 2012 5:12 am
    It is what it is…
    Thanks Donald…be back for reading after some other choices…

  9. May 23, 2012 5:55 am

    Here’s mine. Thanks so much! Happy traveling, everyone.

  10. May 23, 2012 6:39 am

    Chasing “Pavements” away from my pain:


  11. Irene permalink*
    May 23, 2012 6:49 am

    Sort of a half-baked attempt at the prompt.

    oh, the whiff of an iris!

  12. May 23, 2012 7:59 am

    Here’s mine:
    Have a good week, everyone.

  13. May 23, 2012 12:09 pm

    Just posted mine. Enjoy your week, everyone.

  14. May 23, 2012 4:59 pm

    Wagging the doggie’s tail today, running slower than slow.

    forks left beside the plate

  15. May 23, 2012 8:51 pm

    My ‘road’ led me to Africa.

  16. May 24, 2012 9:17 am

    A road Down South
    5th graders discovering our history
    Why we are who we are
    A Civil Rights tour
    A living history
    Not out of a textbook
    Interviewing fathers
    Big man crying
    Met Love
    Met teaching
    Met my future

    (The words written above aren’t published anywhere else. They describe my fork-in-the-road, when I accompanied a group of Rhode Island 5th graders on a Civil Rights tour of the south, met my future wife & realized I wanted be an experiential teacher of nonviolence. Although this isn’t not posted to my blog, feel free to come visit me at

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