The Girl Not Dated
This is a poem adapted from The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.
TWO girls waited in a yellow mall,
And sorry I could not marry both
And be one hunter, long I stood
And looked down one future as far as I could
To where it end in holy matrimony and beyond; 5
Then dated the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better temperament,
Because she was funny and wise;
Though as for the other girl
They really are about the same temperament, 10
And both that morning equally called
In their history no exes had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first girl for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever called back. 15
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two girls waited in a mall, and I—
I took the one less dated by,
And that has made all the difference. 20