If I had any wisdom at all,
I would walk along the Way,
And my only fear would be of leaving it.
Walking along the Way is simple,
Yet people still look for easier paths.

See how magnificent the courts have become?
The women dress in expensive gowns,
The men carry sharp swords.

Everywhere I look,
I see great wealth and splendor.
And in the shadow of this excess,
The fields grow barren,
The storehouses empty.

This is nothing but the boasting of thieves
Who have chosen the easy way through.