The Road You Are On

I've sometimes seen a really rough road
lead to a mighty fine place,
and at least a time or two seen a mighty fine road
lead to a really rough place.

But most of the time,
I'd have to say I find 
no matter what kind of a road I've threaded,
it nearly always took me exactly where I was headed.

It's been a right uncommon thing
that the road I was traveling on
brought me somewhere else,
somewhere I never intended going.

Now it might be a time or two
that I quit paying attention
and had taken a wrong turn or two
and didn't really notice for a while

And ended up taking quite a few extra miles
through some awful sketchy looking parts
of some rough and rocky terrain
over in the middle part of southern Missouri.

So, I reckon it's not just how smooth the road is,
or how pretty the scenery might be,
if you don't end up where you wanted,
it doesn't matter much what you've seen.

It would be quite the shock
and right disappointing as well,
if the road I thought was headed to heaven
ended up taking me ten miles south of hell!

H. Arnett

About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Ark City, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-nine years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-eight grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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