Leading a Life

It does no good to think about roads that we don’t follow.
The ones we take are filled with life, the ones we don’t are hollow.
The past can be a vessel that we fill time and again
distracting us from drinking draughts from the life we’re in.
Regrets are petals thrown upon a river rushing past.
Better to exhaust our funds on flowers that will last.
A person always looking back is one that must be led.
A more proactive pose to take is facing straight ahead.

The Prompt: The Road Less Traveled––Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded.


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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

8 thoughts on “Leading a Life

  1. Anna Sime

    I love to read your words. You make me think about the day ahead of me and how I will approach it. It reminds not to regret about the adventures I didn’t take but to begin to plan for the new ones.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      You strike me as someone who definitely knows how to live in the present, Anna, but I know what you mean. It doesn’t hurt to be reminded and cheered along now and then. When whatever in me that writes these things writes advice, I’m advising myself as well!



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