Author: James Wilson

This poem addresses the choices we make in life and their often long-lasting benefits and/or consequences. Sometimes seemingly mundane decisions have much effect.

The chalice of deliverance
Filled to the top with life
Offers balance as do the
Shamen cloaked in robes
Sewn of silken wine.

The grail of forgiveness
Half-filled of sorrow
Tastes of malice, as does
Authority bathed in the afterglow
Of an unholy alliance.

�and on the road I tread
Comes the bend and the fork
A sage beckons to the left,
So I forever leave
The passive modern life.

The antithesis of being
Calmed by material goods
Is forced from the dashed core
Of life�s numbered necessities
Right and left a choice no more.