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Crossroads Blues

Updated on December 31, 2014

Mike's Common Sense

The crossroads has always been a metaphor for a change in one’s life. In Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Less Traveled”, it stands for a choice of which road one will take in his life. In Robert Johnson’s song “Crossroads Blues” (later redone by Cream as “Crossroads”), the crossroads was where you met the devil to make a deal to realize your dreams. In either case, the crossroads was an important part of one’s life.

In the course of a lifetime, we all encounter a crossroads at least once or twice. The question always arises, how will I make my choice? Which road shall I take? How did I arrive here? Where do I want to go? Shall I make a deal with the devil?

When at the crossroads, there are no easy decisions. Often, we don’t know how we got there, or where we really want to go. The only thing we know, is that we have to make a choice.

Unfortunately, when facing the crossroads of our lives, there is no yellow brick road to show the way. The only guide we have to follow, is our heart. We trust that guide, and we make our choice, then let the cards fall where they may.

Sometimes our choice leads us to ruin, sometimes, another crossroads; and sometimes it leads us to Emerald City. Where ever the road we choose leads us, we persevere, and we walk that road. This is the road of life, and where it leads; no one knows until the day he dies.

It is awfully lonesome, when one is at the crossroads.

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      Michael A Muehleisen 6 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi crystolite! I am glad you liked my hub. Peace.

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Awesome hub,thanks for sharing.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      So do I my dear...so do I G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Michael A Muehleisen 8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Without free will to make our own choices, we would nver learn anything. I feel that life is one huge trial and error experiment. Happy New Year!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Awww yes is true...but is more lonely if you never have that choice to make... If it weren't for the "ruins" as you say, how would we learn? You must stand tall to get by...Love and respect are something one must earn...Nice Hub and thank you for writing it...and Happy New Year...G-Ma :o) Hugs