Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And I have eagerly traveled both,
And being the seasoned traveler, I stood
Looking down both roads as far as I could
To where experiences led to personal growth;
One road was cluttered with gizmos and gadgets,
Schedules consuming us with no time to spare,
With so many things that we just had to get;
Striving for bigger and better while drowning in debt,
In a cold hollow home since we weren’t ever there;
A new road we’ve found where we live with less,
A path where contentment and peace can be found,
A slower pace for our lives and abandoning the mess,
With priorities in place and forgetting the rest,
A life where joy, time, and meaning abound.
I share my story with a happy sigh,
Somewhere this journey began to make sense,
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less cluttered by,
And that has made all the difference.
“The Road Less Cluttered” by Faith Janes was inspired by “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.