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)