Right or Left?

I’ve been brought down to my knees
By a decision to turn right or left
Right would mean a life of freedom
But at the cost of leaving a life of stability and comfort
Left would mean a life of repeating a struggle
Trying to learn a lesson that may not be mind to learn
The choice may seem obvious
But pain will be born from each

I watch the river run by me
MOving in the only way it knows how
Never second guessing
I wish I could always move with such certainty and determination

Alone in my decision
Holding myself up with all the strength I have
I turn right
And as I walk away I realize
The lesson wasn’t mean to be learned in the staying
it was mean to be learned in the leaving.