🌾 Today’s Poem ~ One Step Backward Taken

One Step Backward Taken
Robert Frost
Not only sands and gravels
Were once more on their travels,
But gulping muddy gallons
Great boulders off their balance
Bumped heads together dully
And started down the gully.
Whole capes caked off in slices.
I felt my standpoint shaken
In the universal crisis.
But with one step backward taken
I saved myself from going.
A world torn loose went by me.
Then the rain stopped and the blowing,
And the sun came out to dry me.


    1. Thank you for your comments, Terveen. Frost’s poem is filled with wisdom. One of my daughters lives in a community along the Mississippi River. When I visit, I enjoy going down to the river. Looking at the river’s surface it appears calm and I feel I could easily swim the distance across the river. Many have tried and quite a few have died. Yes, it’s better to take a step back and let the chaos swirl on by. Have a great day. Shine on. Ray

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