Your first post to the site and I couldn't be prouder! The title ties in beautifully and comically to the main body and so it is used as a 'sneaky fourth line' as Mr Darcy (Michael) told me when teaching me about these forms.
Perhaps this is more one of Larry's syntuits as we spoke about because of words like 'I' but otherwise, this is wonderful.
This poem reminds me of the true journey in life, which road to take. How nice it would be if we had a map.. However some of those roads, you may think your lost, but it leads you right where you need to be. I love this format, you have talent my sweet, so happy to have you here with us!
I relate to this so much! My family knows I am prone to getting lost if traveling somewhere new, and I usually have to study directions days in advance. A map could come in handy too, just not to read while I'm the one in the driver's seat haha.
But there have been many "turns not taken" in life, literally and also in paths and choices I should have made, yet didn't. It's all part of the journey though.
I enjoyed this poem because it can be taken to mean a lot of different things. As most people have pointed out the face value of the poem itself is getting lost in a car on the way to a certain place. Here in the USA gps' often confuse themselves to where they get lost as well even if you know you are on the right track.
But I also took it as an emotional piece (perhaps that is the state of mind i am in now). It feels like this person is at a cross roads deciding which way they want to go in this life. They feel like they have taken a wrong turn and feel lost.
It's difficult to turn around once you have mafe that decision. A map would help yes but oft times you have to follow your gut feeling.
I think the semi colon works well here punctuation wise, because you are connecting the two sentences but (and this might just be me) i don't love the comma because in my mind it flows and reads better without it.
My previous Satnav was so boring, so I decided to overlay the voice with Stephen Fry's. Well worth my pocket money! Now, whether I was lost of not, I had one of my icons with me - he even said, "I think I love you?" At the end of each journey. Lol
Somehow really reminds me of The Road Not Taken by Frost, haha!
I guess we can look around and smell some flowers nearby when we are lost, both in life and while actually travelling through unfamiliar roads. ^-^
Enjoyed reading it!
I can see that, actually, as it can be taken in a humorous way and in a sadder way. If you take it in the latter way, then it definitely has the same thoughts on paths that you didn't go down!
Yes, enjoy what's there, I agree.