I have always enjoyed parables. Mythology is full of them. Poetry can sometimes serve to teach – if we are receptive to listening.
“Herakles (Hercules) at the Crossroads” is an ancient story that teaches us the honor derived from choosing the right path versus the wrong path.
So many poets have explored this notion of hard roads/easy roads in different ways, most famous of which (certainly a personal fave) is Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken…
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Love to hear your thoughts on how this poem spoke to you in the Comments Section.