We stumbled across this wonderful poem in our homeschool adventures. Enjoy.
The Easy Road Crowded
The easy roads are crowded,
And the level roads are jammed;
The pleasant little river
With the drifting folks are crammed.
But off yonder where it's rocky,
Where you get a better view,
You will find the ranks are thinning
And the travelers are few.
Where the going's smooth and pleasant
You will always find the throng,
For the many - more's the pity -
Seem to like to drift along.
But the steps that call for courage
And the task that's hard to do,
In the end results in glory
For the never-wavery few.