There are many paths


*”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

19 responses to “There are many paths

  1. The best way is not always the easiest. Great poem!


  2. One to make us stop and think.
    Maybe I will take the railway to the top!


  3. I like it very much. It’s important to see that we all are in this lifetime together.
    peace to you..


    • Thank you. I notice your email address and wondered if you cut hair and to let you know of the strangest name for a salon I ever heard, across the street to a funeral home, “The Hair After”. Weird huh?


  4. ‘Sometimes what looks the hardest way up is
    The easiest to complete’, I agree with you. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.


  5. Love your added thoughts.


  6. your words of wisdom come from long time life experiences,
    love the creative words.

    divine entry,


  7. Fantastic message in a terrifically written piece!


  8. Thanks for sharing such nice words of wisdom! Great verses.


  9. Thanks for encouraging me to pause and analyze before screaming, “Oh no I can’t go through that!” 🙂


  10. I just loved this poem.
    Doing your research can ultimately save you time and effort.
    Great way to express that sentiment.


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