Linkin Park replies to my traveller in their new song. “Take a road and don’t worry about it”, they say.
|The Traveller’s Dilemma
Too many roads diverged in a yellow wood.
Not two, but more than what actually should.
And I, I stood there in silence, in wonder –
Hoping my step would not be a blunder.
My promises I have kept,
And I still haven’t slept.
But the evening drags on and on
With no sign of the morning dawn.
I know I have much to learn,
And no matter how much I yearn,
The things I will never know
At unimaginable rates grow.
Too many roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one I could.
Now, here I am, where many more diverge again,
In silence, in wonder, still standing in the rain.
|Weep not for roads untravelled.
Weep not for paths left alone.
‘Cause beyond every bend
Is a long blinding end –
It’s the worst kind of pain I’ve known.
Give up your heart left broken,
And let that mistake pass on.
‘Cause the love that you lost
Wasn’t worth what it cost,
And in time you’ll be glad it’s gone.
Weep not for roads untravelled.
Weep not for sights unseen.
May your love never end,
And if you need a friend,
There’s a seat here alongside me.
I’ll pass the offer for that seat. Thankfully, I’ve got enough friends whom I can sit next to. 😀
A rose, though admired for its beauty fair,
Is never chosen to adorn a maiden’s hair,
Till it sheds its prickly thorns bare
And stands with only beauty to share.
So it is with the virtues and vices of man.
For though conquer the world he can,
He can never be fortune’s kin,
Till he conquers himself from within.
Stand up and press on when you must,
Unwaveringly, through wind, water and dust.
When the past seems impossible to mend,
There will be a way out beyond the bend.
Everything happens for good,
And things will turn out as they should.
Remember, it is not always hard to end,
But it is to start again and ascend.