I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somwhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less travelled by,
and that has made all the difference .
(from Robert Frost, a Road Less Taken).
Before me stood a life of boredom
in the land of the free and home of the brave.
At first, I thought to be a journalist knave,
yet was moved at the time to try and save
my fellow man and bring him to Christendom.
But I liked things foreign above all else
And began to plan my way to there.
I married a Finn, she of a people rare
who live in a land of lakes quite fair,
even though I myself have the blood of a Celt.
Had I stayed among my American relations
life would have been dreary and drab for sure.
I don’t regret my choices in life and the lure
of the crosscultural, for out of our joined nations
came Hannah, my daughter sweet and demure.
sitting in a cubicle