In Response to Photo Prompt by Shirley Jimenez in
Hopes and Dreams for Our Future

Photo Credit: Shirley Jimenez on Medium

I stand at a crossroads,
As we often do,
Many roads ahead,
One small and narrow,
One dark and ominous,
Another is broad and curving,
Another is airy and inviting,
And the last is bustling and crowded.

Which do I take?
In which direction do I go?
What if I choose the wrong road?
What if the journey is too long
And I become weary and discouraged?
What if I get lost and
Can’t find my way back?
What if the road leads nowhere?

How do I know?
Can you tell me?
What road would you take?
Can you help?

The woman inside me
Whispered gently,
Almost too soft to hear,
“Child of mine,
Take the road
That calls your name.”

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I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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