The day today seems dreary
Run-of-the-mill, perfectly ordinary
Filled with moments of monotony
Discussions on politics and economy
Nothing exciting to look at or explore
A day singular in being nothing but a bore
As I embark at the end of the day
Home, driving along my tried and tested way
Suddenly I am forced to take a detour
Road closure- what else do I have to endure?
Clearly irritated, reluctantly I change my route
This disruption to my routine I could do without..
To my surprise, I am driving through a meadow
So picturesque that inadvertently I start going slow
Until the inviting fields force on me a complete halt
I will be late reaching home, it won’t be my fault
I run through the meadow like a bird carefree
Taking in the air, the grass, the flowers recklessly
Finding a meandering brook that gurgles musically
Is the cherry on the pie, topping the experience actually
I whisper a prayer for this unexpected twist to the day
Here’s my small adventure, a secret along the way!
That was a day, in spring years ago
Taught me a lesson invaluable though
Since then I have welcomed detours quite a few
Taking “The Road Not Taken” has its joys too
Adventure can be found in daily existence
Monotony can be broken if we are persistent
So stop by the woods, or the roadside or a park
Discover beauty and reignite the adventurous spark!