Sunday, January 20, 2013


A photo taken last summer, standing atop a parking garage and looking down. A little idea about cross-roads and choices.

[ f/8, 1/200, 70mm, ISO 400 ]


i did believe one time
in preparation
to approach life's crossroads

looking for a sign
a declaration
and hope my fear erodes

but i never could avoid
delightful twists
on roads i never chose

in truth i have enjoyed
when life insists
on roads that i've opposed

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  1. Mario~
    You bless us with fresh perspective, both with your photo-images and your words. I, too, resist the unknown, but have relished experiences offered up by it. We are in sync!

  2. oh yes, I like to deviate as well

  3. Oooh! I love the direction (no pun...) you took in this poem. The hand of fate in detours and shortcuts.

  4. I like the tones, and the high angle. Nice one good sir!

  5. It is the roads we never chose that have taught us the most! Fantastic poem! It so resonates with me.

  6. Mario, I do think sometimes what gives us great joy is the unexpected and unplanned. Nice!

  7. The road 'less travelled' so often tempts.
    Very joyous read.

  8. I have to say I do agree with your final stanza...on most occasions! Nicely done Mario.

  9. What is that saying? Life is what happens to you while you are making other plans. This poem has that feel.

  10. Excellent end rhymes and rhymes tucked throughout. "Oh" sounds were a fantastic carriage for the message.