Sunday, December 31, 2006

Battlefield dead rot

Battlefield dead rot;
Madman declares: "Man is war!"
Cold wind blows within.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Hidden rock untouched

Hidden rock untouched;
Has it value to the world?
Walker passes by.

Emptiness abounds

Emptiness abounds;
Tumbleweeds litter my soul;
Ghost dog wanders cold

Moonbeams pierce night's clouds

Moonbeams pierce night's clouds;
Countless shelters dot the land;
Old man hides naked.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Identity smashed

Identity smashed;
Who am I? How should I act?
Much gnashing of teeth.

Bunker Man hides well

Bunker Man hides well,
Lobbing grenades at the world.
Never coming out.

A simple man's hut

A simple man's hut
Watches warlords' castles burn.
A fortress of peace.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Touching of two souls

Touching of two souls;
Tenderness lost in the wind;
Broken heart remains.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Rainy night's dream mist

Rainy night's dream mist;
Breathing life in sorrow's world;
Serenity's hope.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Smiling and Dying

Smiling and Dying;
Screaming deep inside the well;
Feel no human touch.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Nobunaga lives!

I am Oda Nobunaga. Who the hell are you?

Where were you ever king of a country?

When did you advance the age of your times?

A ruler by virtue, a ruler by skill.

No force from without could defeat me.

So I was defeated from within.

The tortured power of living by the sword.

Had I surrendered, I would have won.

A home for my pride

A home for my pride;
Your darkened hearts followed me;
Nobunaga's fire.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Angels from on high

Angels from on high;
Watch the slaughtering of man;
Not understanding why.

Warlord's sword drips blood

Warlord's sword drips blood;
His private hell made public;
NO one says a word.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Autumn's leaf blows lost

Autumn's leaf blows lost;
Through a forest and darkly.
Was it ever here?

Friday, December 08, 2006

Through my bloodied eyes

Through my bloodied eyes
I've seen both your life and death.
Don't lie to me now.

Friday, December 01, 2006

A Tale of two towns

In a tale of two cities, one was of criminals and the other saints. Each elected a shogun as their leader.

A reality show called "Shogun Swap" invited the two cities to swap each shogun for the other.

Both shoguns were killed by citizens who wished to keep the character of their burb intact.

The moral? In the end, it's not the leaders that count, but the people as a whole.

Love your neighbor if you want harmony in the world. If not, then no leader nor law nor sword can make it so. Wakarimasu ka?

(Let it be known this is in accordance with the Zatoichi Principle)

Monday, November 27, 2006

My empty facade

My empty facade;
Sisyphus laughs at my load;
Invisible tears.

I've never held hands

I've never held hands;
Does no one see my demise?
Can no one save me?

A lifelong horror

A lifelong horror;
What sent me down this dark road?
No place to call home.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Of things politic

I'm a real liberal. Real liberals don't vote.

Yet the reality is we vote every day with our hearts. Even in the time of the military dictatorship of the Japanese shogunate, the will of the people was always a concern.

In modern times, Stalin - who killed an estimated 30 million in paranoid rampages - was a slave to a carefully crafted public image. "Daddy Stalin" was so effective that oftentimes appeals were sent to him by his unknowing victims.

A man who refuses love will have himself for an enemy. And then he has brought war to the world.

One man's war can become a nation's, and then the world's.

Such is the self-loathing world where a man's power is measured by the number of men willing to commit murder for him.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Kanji Characters

Kanji Characters
Flowing freely from my brush;
Flowers in prison.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Heroes and cowards

Heroes and cowards,
Scarred by tears of battles that
Rape the souls of men.

Autumn colors change

Autumn colors change;
Nature's cycles bring forth life;
My life standing still.

Imagine me dead

Imagine me dead;
Worms crawl through my eye sockets;
What of my life then?

Monday, October 30, 2006

The Rage Warrior

The Rage Warrior;
Raping, killing, en fuego;
He's coming for you.

Innocense dying,
The Forgotten's pain rises.
Injustice for all.

Inner demons reign;
War in the street, war in hell;
Molding you like me.

Arson king grinning;
So in love with the flaming,
Burns down his own home.

Power's poisoned cup;
Seduced masses hail the fraud;
Still never enough.

Forest's field laid bare;
Metal treads crushing all life;
Who resists the beast?

Holy fury burns;
Patriots are the traitors;
Find us the witches!

Consuming always;
Furnace must always have more;
Death's bell rings louder.

Cannibals survive;
Fear is the devil's candy;
God's medicine spurned.

Laughing in Love's face;
Here's the Ultimate Power:
To not want my life.

Sees too late the light;
Rage warriors left behind;
Wishing to have love.

Tears become bullets.
Pity them and beware them:
Those who live a lie.

Law of our Maker

Law of our Maker:
Make others become like you.
Futureless asshole.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

War crimes never end

No matter your deed or misdeed, your sin of commission or omission, I have done worse.

Hidden among the necessary cruelty was gratuitous crime.

Women and children I ordered burned alive.

How can I be a father now?

The rage warrior forever pays.

Green thicket of trees

Green thicket of trees;
Rest from relentless pursuit;
Here they come again.

Wailing of lost dreams

Wailing of lost dreams.
How can I change things I feel?
Tear drops in ocean.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Sitting on Pluto

Sitting on Pluto
Earth's hell fades into desire
To belong once more.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Hell's warlord pride lives

Hell's warlord pride lives;
Places him beneath all else;
When will he let go?

Homeless man's vengeance

Homeless man's vengeance;
Question never answered him:
"Who the hell are you!"

Sorrow like raindrops

Under the clear skies and gleaming sun of a summer day my sorrow was as the rain.

My Quixotic sword slaying my own life.

To teach the world a lesson?

I entered all my battles in pretense, and in so doing, I lost them all.

Secret hiding place

Secret hiding place;
Unwanted man's time runs short;
Room without a view.

Trespassing again

Trespassing again;
Naked before all the world;
Defending arrows.

Lonely man's refuge

Lonely man's refuge;
A cave with running water!
Players living life.

Too frightened to feel

Too frightened to feel;
Scared rabbit hasn't a clue;
Life without a net.

Abandonment time

Abandonment time;
Steaming radiator car;
Dying in noon sun.

In shame's prison die

In shame's prison die;
Longing eyes never see light;
Watch others dance free.

The years before Her

The years before Her;
Living on grace of angels;
So many lost tears.

Hiding in plain sight

Hiding in plain sight;
Sins scream out for all to see!
Nobody listens.

Junkyard metal rusts

Junkyard metal rusts;
Sun blaring on broken dreams;
Bent man curses foul.

Spineless coward worm

Spineless coward worm;
Fearing girls, shadows, his fate;
Never finds solace.

Suicide sex dare

Suicide sex dare;
Humiliation's delight;
Piss on my bald head.

Endless battles end

Endless battles end;
Those who choose death, receive it;
Endless life begins.