Written by Jacob Ibrag

When I was a little kid, grownups would

always tell me that if I followed a narrow path, good

things would wait for me in the end. And so I tried by adopting

a tunnel vision inspired mind. Of course in the early years it wasn’t

that easy. When my friends were finding themselves in the depths of

pleasure, I was diving into an educational lecture. Sure the work would

pay off and I’d go onto enjoy a fulfilling career, yet I’d always look back

and ask ‘what if?’ A wife, several kids and a school of grandchildren

later and I still mutter those two simple words every now and

then. As I reach the twilight of this narrow path, I find

myself wondering why I keep looking back.

Photographer Unknown

24 comments on “Path

  1. You had doubts but you ignored them; you had already chosen your path and that’s life. With all the choices we make there isn’t such thing as a life without regrets -to me anyway…

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  2. Perhaps the grass looked greener on the other side! Qiuestion is…. are you satisfied with the life you lived? Security or Wild and Crazy!!

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  4. Looking back,


    Most honestly written!


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  5. Very nice post!

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  6. Beautiful words Jacob.

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  7. Words to inspire.
    Kindness – Robert.

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  8. Beautiful photo and poem. I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Real Neat Blog Award (details on my site)!! Your poems are so inspirational, and I love how you always seem to have a beautiful image to go along with each poem. Thanks πŸ™‚

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  9. Profoundly sad but no matter what you do, there is always the question of what would’ve happened “if”. I believe it’s part of the human condition to wonder such things.

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  10. Loner From Outer Space


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  11. Such an insightful message! Keep it up!!

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  12. While young men rolled in roads, wore zips in their clothes
    I studied down the laboratory
    invested in property
    later, schooled my progenegegegy

    but yours is better. I enjoyed your poem, it made me think , eh? All the best πŸ™‚

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  13. At 68, I pause and wonder about such things too!

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  14. The way less travelled

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  16. mahbuttitches

    This is how I’m feeling. Then I realized the choices I was making were wrong. I have to take a break and just figure things out.

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  17. As human beings the question can arise, “What if” from time to time. In my opinion the path we have chosen ultimately is the path that is meant for us. Once we realise this, we don’t have to keep on looking back and wasting our valuable time, but we should move on to the future to a better place in life, to be happier and peace at heart. I wish you the very best of luck in achieving your future goals in life. Much Love and Light from me πŸ™‚ ❀

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