The pathways to the heart are learned by love
And those who find this knowledge never lose.
Though virtue and her graces help us from above
All we see are hills and rocky views.
With willingness to cross the seas of mud,
To drag ourselves through tangled briar-filled woods.
Our soul shows us the truth and what is good,
For trees that looked quite dead are now in bud.
With wild flowers kissing feet and blessing toes
Encouragement is finally received
And as we smell the fragrance of the rose,
We know our gladdened hearts were not deceived.
For Virgil, fortune favours those with steadfast feet.
The journey may be long, the end is sweet.
Note: The saying “Fortune favours the brave” is attributed to several people..Virgil, Pascal, Montaigne are ones I have found