No pain, no gain I say is wrong,
For pain is loss and does upset
The poor, the rich, the weak, the strong.
It gives them each a cause to fret.
And that is not a gain I say
That leaves them with a debt to pay.
Gain can be found without the pain,
And outlast fleeting benefits
Obtained by means you can’t sustain.
The slower way means longer fit.
Good habits come from long practices,
But pain makes one seek poultices