Good morning from the lakeside deck and Happy National Poetry Month.

Welcome back for day two, and I hope you will join me in writing a poem each day for 29 days!

Feel free to add your own post on Lake Ann’s Poetry Facebook (, Shadowleavs On Lake Ann Blog ( Shadowleaves On Lake Ann) or Village Lake Writers & Poets Facebook (

Who is your favorite poet or what is your favorite poem? How about reading one on SoundCloud (soundcloud) and posting it too!

Today’s PROMPT from NAPOWRIMO: And now, for today’s (optional) prompt. In the world of well-known poems, maybe there’s no gem quite so hoary as Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.” (If you go to link it will take you to NaPoWriMo website where you can read the poem and hear it read outloud too!) ~ prompt ~ Today, I’d like to challenge you to write your own poem about your own road not taken – about a choice of yours that has “made all the difference,” and what might have happened had you made a different choice.

My husband and I walk along the Padre Island beach. I captured a moment in time where my life took a new road.

My writing this morning: 

Moment to Moment


When do we really know when it begins? Or even how it happens but it does!
A single moment-to-moment in time, becomes defining

Something changes in your story
Relying on some kind of destiny that you can't see
Or even dare to fathom ~ it is ~ what it is ~
As it is meant to be

Life Event:

We married in December
And headed out for a road trip south glad to be Winter Texans for a bit
Thrilled to be going, just roaming totally free
Along the byways stopping to read historical road signs telling the stories out loud stories from other lives
Our destination spot
My sister's house,
Mary Rose, Pete & Hughie in Houston!

A treasure trove,
In black ink and stains
On a plain white napkin
Hughie's hand drawn coastal map
Gained over our celebration dinner

With notes, stories and marked x's in hand
We traveled on
Finding and checking off each grand adventure
Even a ferry boat ride, as we went over oceans of blue

Headings, latitudes and longitudes
Finding Texas cities with names of lore ~
Galveston, Port Isabella, Corpus Christi and
Glorious Queen Isabella Gateway
And a key to Blackbeard's Portside
Then on to
Brownsville and Matamoros, Mexico
So we could just walk across the border!


So many roads then taken
So many roads left untraveled
Pathways unsure and unseen
But we traveled on
To explore what was around the next bend

We chose marriage
To raise a family
And to be together
We chose what was in our hearts ~
Our love . . .


Like the pale yellow primrose
Stuck in sand dunes along the barrier reef
By itself set apart
"Prima Rosa" ~ 
First rose to bloom 
A promise to life
Even in the barest spots
Shouting out in its glory
I am alive
I chose life!


Roads traveled in this life
Whether they are those that are less traveled or even worn down, bare to the knob ~
Life goes on ~
We still strive
We still become
We still love!