Clark Datchler

The Road Not Taken

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The things that you could have done
The songs that I should have sung
But it wasn't that easy

The times that you could have stayed
The love that we would have made
No, it wasn't that easy

These, these are the thoughts
That come back to haunt
You late at night
Why can't you forgive yourself?

For the road not taken
A path forsaken
And though your heart is breaking
Ain't it time to move on?

The life that we could have shared
The beauty and the despair
Or so I believed

And yet, my greatest mistake
The road that I chose to take
Took me away

No, there's no holding on
To something that's gone
And wasn't to be
Then why can't I forgive myself?

For the road not taken
A path forsaken
And though my heart is breaking
Ain't it time to move on?

And now, the tears have been shed
There are new roads ahead
You can set yourself free
Time, time to forgive ourselves

For the road not taken
A path forsaken
And when your hopes are shaken
You got to re-awaken
And though our hearts are breaking
Ain't it time to move on?

(Inspired by the poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost)