*”There are many paths up the Mountain,
but the view of the moon from the top is the same.”
**Following the river seems the easiest at first,
Until the waterfalls only quenches your thirst.
Climbing the rocks the next easiest you decide;
But keeps pushing you back, because of the slides.
The thorny path looks like the hardest to pass;
Cutting all the thorns down you reach the top last.
You could have saved time measuring the feat
Sometimes what looks the hardest way up is
The easiest to complete.
© 2011 Michael Yost
*Ancient Japanese saying
**Adding my thoughts