Lois Greene Stone, writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry and personal essays have been included in hard & softcover book anthologies. Collections of her personal items/ photos/ memorabilia are in major museums including twelve different divisions of The Smithsonian.
Options, or just picking one of Frost’s paths?
Is one choice, while an un-taken road just chance?
That poet decided our selection made a difference
requiring readers to consider Fate vs. circumstance.
I felt in-charge when a college course was
optional. I loved that list. As a co-ed, dress codes
were mandatory, curfew enforced, curriculum
prescribed; optional seemed adult to my generation.
Society stigmatizes with labels: Silent Generation,
Millennials, Baby Boomers, and such. Do we
voluntarily conform, or the stated stereotype forces
compliance? Oh, back to choice/chance. If I were
standing where “Two roads diverged in a wood”
and selected “the one less traveled”, and had the
freedom of choice, might my outcome feel like
that long-ago course-of-study option, or