I found myself standing before two doors.
Tall and strong they stood.
Above each door hung a small sign.
In simple script one read,
“Joy and Sorrow”
And the other,
“Pleasure and Pain“
Hesitatingly, I approached to peer through the small peephole of each door.
In shock I gasped, astounded by what I see.
Each room holds a mass of the most wondrous sights shining brightly.
And horrible grotesque ugly things I had never dreamed could be.
This was an odd assortment of characters,
some that glowed in beauty untold and others that reeked of evil misery.
The uproarious laughter and joy of some shone pure grace and mercy.
In stark contrast to the wretched screams of those who writhed in pain unceasingly.
Easily my decision was made, I reached for the doorknob with a shaking hand.
With a pounding heart and no regret,
I slowly turned the knob of my chosen door,
the one less used,
and to borrow words from Mr. Frost,
that has made all the difference.
~Mark Schutter ©2015