Quite inhibiting to mention which favorite poem? but if one just tries to understand this as an indication of one particular poem that has influenced him/her immensely, then for me, my favorite poem would be Robert Frost's "The Road not Taken". First time I read it was when still a student in my first year in English; the literature course included an initiation into poetry and I deeply identified with the persona of Frost's poem because I've always been obsessed with originality and uniqueness; always panting after this ideal of uniqueness; which, since an ideal, does not exist. The desire to be unique at times becomes too extreme to the point of being transformed into a fantasized eagerness to be the incarnation of uniqueness itself. No matter how innumerable and diverse the roads or choices are, one always finds it difficult to be distinguished or original. There is no 'untrodden' road, there's just 'a less trodden road', travellers and passers by have always come before us and made choices; that's why there are always traces, footprints...wherever we go, whatever we do, no matter how we try to write an idea, which we erroneously think is purely ours, there is always a meeting, a similarity, a sameness, a familiarity that spoils our expectations and dreams of originality. Nevertheless, we are able to cherish our desire for self-expression amid some mysterious connections..