-Alexander Martin Remollino

We have by and large been reduced to choosing
between hell and the deep blue sea.
The path to the heavens is now “the road less traveled.”

Is it simply because it is infinitely easier
to make a downhill run to the Devil’s den,
or to take a plunge into the mystery-filled depths
than it is to scale the heights?
Or is it because there are now so many among us
with cotton spines and jelly knees
that the uphill path has become the most-feared option?

But of what consequence are the pains
of even the most laborious climb
if at the end of the road lie the heavens?
Let us not let the weak of will and mind pull us down,
for ours
is a journey worth all the pains that come with it.

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