CWG is pleased to present another winning entry in the Anna C. Price Poetry Prize for young authors! Ruth Harrison’s winning submission in the Written Poetry Category, Homage to Robert Frost, is featured below.

Ruth Harrison

Ruth lives with her family in Manchester, England. She is 14 and attends secondary school. In her spare time, she likes to play the piano, swim, read and write. She is passionate about film and in the future, would like to work as a screenwriter.

Homage to Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And faced with a choice, I stood
Amongst flowers of reds, greens and blues
Pondering which way to choose.

One path is trimmed and trodden bare
The other is unkempt like tangled hair.
But deciding on which way to go
Was hard. So I pause for a moment or so

Which is better, the second or first?
(One will be best, one will be worse)
Nothing to guide me, no sign nor post
So I’m taking a path that stands out the most

What will be next on this journey strode?
Alas, another fork in the road.

Author’s Note: I originally had the idea for the above poem when I first read ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost. I heard of it through the writer/youtuber John Green who posted a youtube video about the poem. From there, I searched it, read it, loved it and then was inspired by it to write my own.

Bravo, Ruth! We will look forward to watching your development as an artist!

Sheila Wright
Sheila is a Co-Founder and President of The Children's Writer's Guild, and Editor-in-Chief of CWG Online. She provides professional editing services, and is pursuing a master's degree. Learn more about Sheila!