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 05/02
*Ancient Japanese saying