The Choosing


There dwells among men an either-or
“The Lady or the Tiger”
a this or that door
no friendship can be
and no harmony
can exist between the two
No man can avoid the implication
when one door is chosen
the others forsaken
though many have tried
with cunning and pride
to make this fact untrue

As “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood”
when looking both ways
it is understood
that this road division
requires a decision
that one cannot ignore

One way is wide and the other is narrow
the wide way looks easy
as straight as an arrow
and beckons me
and join in the ‘fun’
that the ‘many’ choose to explore

And as the Invictus puts me in control
with “I am the captain of my soul”
it’s easy to enter
when I am the center
self-serving in all that I do

Yet I will turn back to the smaller door
and join with The Raven
“who quoth ‘Nevermore’”
(to follow deception
distorts perception
and feigns that falsehoods are true)

Seek out the ‘narrow’
avoid the disruption
choose the right way
instead of destruction
aim for the true
and take the long view
and only ‘will’ this one thing. . . .

to go through the Christ-gate
that leads to salvation
the entry
the pathway
the destination
for the “Paradise Lost”
is regained by the cross
on the royal road of the King

~JD Collier

“Enter through the narrow gate . For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matt 7:13-14 NIV

“I am the gate ; whoever enters through me will be saved.” John 10:9  NIV


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