Poems about choices

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  1. EngTeacher15

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    I'm looking for poems about choices. I already have "The Road Not Taken" by Frost.

    Please help!
     
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    Choices by Nikki Giovanni is a good one. I usually teach it with The Road Not Taken.
     
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    Life's Choices
    by Rose
    Life is full of choices
    Make sure you pick the right one
    Don't listen to the voices
    Hear only yours and you have won

    Many people will tell you
    You need to change your looks
    Don't take to heart their view
    Fabulous bods are found only in books

    There is only one voice
    That you should listen to
    It will help make the right choice
    That is perfect just for you

    Your looks are your own
    Someone will always love you
    You will never be alone
    Look in the mirror and you'll see who
     
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    Make Your Choice
    by Michael Charles Messineo
    Tuesday, May 04, 2004

    The winds of change are controlled by you.


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    Sometimes you wait for destiny's touch
    to help pick your choices, decisions and such
    change all your maybe's into yes's or no's
    direct your own path that you should have chose

    But waiting allows your goals to be tweaked
    by weakened decisions preferred by the meek
    your roads will be handpicked by unknown fate
    and then comes regret, and by then it's too late

    Your decisions and choices are easy to make
    but your excuses are many, and reasons all fake
    step up and stand tall, announce your decision
    don't ever look back with mirrored revision.
     
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    CHOICES



    It doesn't matter

    how much you earn

    or how many items you own

    You can always do better

    no matter how small

    today you can say that you've grown



    Don't worry about others

    don't wait for a chime

    your heart wants it….it is driven

    Just keep yourself going

    and stay on your path

    so your goals can be reached…it's a given



    It doesn't matter

    what you've done in the past

    or how often you've failed either way

    You can ALWAYS do better

    no matter how small

    it's all in your choices today
     
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    Choices
    by David G. Bancroft

    So many choices one must make,
    Walking down life's rocky road,
    Starting with steps of innocence all take,
    With loving parents, who bare the load,

    Knowledge gained as one grows,
    As the questions never end to learn more,
    With the teen years going from highs to lows,
    In the identity and self-independence war,

    Then adulthood beckons with shoes or not,
    As the walk going forth,
    Leads to the climax of your plot,
    Whether it be south or north,

    Old age comes quickly once there,
    Looking back for what could have been,
    Pondering if all was fair,
    While possibly stroking your chin.

    A smile appears with watery eyes,
    As your life ends its earthly stride,
    Knowing the choices are all about when one dies,
    Determining whether or not you sit at HIS side.
    David G. Bancroft
    Copyright © 2003
    All Rights Reserved
     
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    Carl Sandburg - Choices
    They offer you many things,
    I a few.
    Moonlight on the play of fountains at night
    With water sparkling a drowsy monotone,
    Bare-shouldered, smiling women and talk
    And a cross-play of loves and adulteries
    And a fear of death and a remembering of regrets:
    All this they offer you.
    I come with:
    salt and bread
    a terrible job of work
    and tireless war;
    Come and have now:
    hunger.
    danger
    and hate.
     
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    Choices


    i prefer smooth peanut butter
    to crunchy
    mind you
    crunchy is all right
    but i prefer smooth.

    i prefer strawberry jam
    to raspberry
    mind you
    raspberry is tasty
    but it's got all those seeds
    and i prefer strawberry.

    i prefer mustard
    to mayonaisse
    mind you mayonaisse has it's place
    amongst condiments
    but is likely to go bad
    if left out to long
    and poison everyone
    so on the whole i prefer mustard.

    i prefer cooked meat
    to raw meat
    for much the same reason
    as i prefer mustard to mayonaisse
    although it also has to do
    with the fact that i don't
    like my meat to bleat
    or moo or make chicken noises (BAGOCK!)
    when i eat
    so i tend to avoid the raw
    though mind you
    the meat that i prefer
    may at some time have been raw.

    i prefer not to say
    why i think so
    but i do
    and i suppose it's all
    just a matter of taste
    so if you'd prefer to think so
    then crunchy is better
    than smooth
    even if it does interfere
    with the texture of the
    peanut butter
    and jelly (strawberry) sandwich
    which ought to be somewhat
    devoid of substance
    merely a sticky sweet something
    to fill your stomach
    put mayonaisse on it
    if you like
    i'd prefer not to think about it.

    Laura Sewell
     
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    Nikki Giovani
    CHOICES

    if i can't do
    what i want to do
    then my job is to not
    do what i don't want
    to do

    it's not the same thing
    but it's the best i can
    do

    if i can't have
    what i want . . . then
    my job is to want
    what i've got
    and be satisfied
    that at least there
    is something more to want

    since i can't go
    where i need
    to go . . . then i must . . . go
    where the signs point
    through always understanding
    parallel movement
    isn't lateral

    when i can't express
    what i really feel
    i practice feeling
    what i can express
    and none of it is equal
    i know
    but that's why mankind
    alone among the animals
    learns to cry
     
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    I'm a student preparing for a speech on the topic of choices and I just wanted to say this is a great resource for teachers and other people. I was just really thankful to see this page, and thanks for showing me the Giovanni poem.
     
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    This might be too little too late, but we did Crane's "The Wayfarer" with "The Road Not Taken" and did a week-long side-by-side. The kids liked the image of the pathway to truth being covered in danger and pain. Don't get why they love danger and pain, but it couldn't just be the school I'm working at. lol
     

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