Remember the popular a bend in the road poem by Helen Steiner Rice in the 1980s? Probably, you were not born then. The poem was one of the few poems that gave people a reason to move and struggle for success. Here is the poem for you to enjoy:
A Bend In The Road By Helen Steiner
Sometimes we come to life’s crossroads
We view what we think is the end;
But God has a much wider vision
And He knows that it’s only a bend
The road will go on and get smoother
And after we’ve stopped for a rest,
The path that lies hidden beyond us
Is often the path that is best
So rest and relax and grow stronger
Let go, and let God share your load,
And have faith in a brighter tomorrow
You’ve just come to a bend in the road
We were thrilled by the poem and decided to create something similar; here is our version of the poem
A Bend In The Road By Ramon Yusuf
Dreams and Reality are two different theories
Hope binds them together
Efforts make one witness both
Yet, you can have hope and make efforts to lose both
Life we know is not a bed of roses
Disappointments are bound to happen
Being optimistic does not guarantee success
Expect disappointment and you will never be disappointed
One man food, they say;
Is another man poison
One man failure can be the success of another man
The interplay of life irony
Life itself is a mystery
That contains mysterious people
Life is difficult to explain
People are difficult to understand
What you view as a “b” is seen as “d” by others
Your “9” can become “P” to the man with a mirror
You may have measured the distance with a ruler
But, take a French curve with you;
For there might be a bend in the road
Are all rich men destined to be?
Does the poor have ill luck?
If yes, is destiny a cheat?
If not, is destiny an illusion?
A Bend In The Road Poem Summary
A Bend in the Road speaks about the mystery of life, the ups and downs, and the divergence in human nature. The poem is to serve as a reminder and a motivation to people so; they can always be prepared for what the future holds.
The future is not known by anyone and was described as a bend by the poet. He also noted the significance of destiny in the last stanza and simultaneously, enquires if destiny can be said to always decide the journey of every human.
Ponder over the words of the two poets and answer the questions to see if truly a bend in the road can be observed.
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You never can tell who is currently at the bend in his road.
1. What is the meaning of the poem the bend in the road?
A Bend in the Road speaks about the mystery of life, the ups and downs, and the divergence in human nature.
2. Who wrote the poem a bend in the road?
The poem was written by Helen Steiner-Rice and a similar one was written by Ramon Yusuf.