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From the Ruins Appeared a Dove

Stubbornly puristic,
A Zen Warrior mystic,
Raged in Samurai's land of the rising sun.
Praying for all the men he'd killed -
This warrior so skilled,
Searched for thunder, perfection, and fun.

With his friendly sword: Trigger,
His heart grew much bigger,
And finally, he met his enduring love.
Revenge became bless'd light,
With her, he prayed every night,
And from his ruins appeared a dove!

Long lasted his bliss,
Perfection was in her soft kiss,
So he named his only son Thunder.
Thunder like lightening,
Became feared and frightening,
With Trigger he slashed fun asunder.

Beneath Japan's moonlit sky,
An Evil Swordsman did try,
To kill our brave Samurai outright!
Thunder was somewhere playing,
And everyone was saying,
Run Zen Warrior. Run! Run all night!

Time and time again,
Courage breaks anxiety's chain,
Of evil and all sin in evil's wide domain.
Honor was still rising,
Zen Warrior was still surprising,
He killed the demon in hard, cold rain.

Perfection is the beholder,
You'll learn that if you grow older ...
Remember a fighting Samurai Son.
If you ask Zen Warrior about fun,
He'll say, "I had a zillion and a ton -
Perfection is a journey that's never done."

The above text is copyright ShyPoet1 ~ 2003,
and may not be reproduced without permission.

My 1st thought for today:

When you don't know who to trust, what do you do?  Trust in Him and your own faith, values, honor, and instincts.

And leave it all up to Him.

My 2nd thought for today:

When many people try to brainwashing you, how do you know what is true and real? Believe in (trust) yourself without any fear or reservation, and keep the faith! God knows.


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Reviewed by Poetry Deborah
Another wonderful write.
"Time and again,
Courage breaks anxiety's chain,"
How very true this is. You are indeed a very wise and enlightened soul. You 2nd thought for today hit home. Cheers! :o)))
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader)
An excellent piece of work here...
and the thought for the
one of mine, too.
I'm so glad that teacher got you
interested in poetry!
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
I've read this poem three times now, and I know I will it again. Your work is in good form, and it won't let me stop thinking. Thank you!

Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
You amaze me always,totally awesome poetry!
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
Shy, you are a terrific writer and a good friend.

Love, Janet xoxoxo
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Gem of a write....BHUWAN
Reviewed by E T Waldron
I love this Shy! It is delightful and so beautifully written in rhythm and rhyme, the art is the perfect enhancement!
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader)
Poem is poetic and the thoughts are welcomed.
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)
HOW PROPHETIC AND PROFOUND! FAITH IS INDEED EVERYTHING! I love poetry that references swords/mythical heros and SHEros! Did you ever read my poem "A Battle"? You are absolutely brilliant! These words --I wanted to read MORE and MORE --LOVED that story line. Your after thoughts are truly ALWAYS a pleasure. If the world had 1/4 of your heart would be a better place. Love your style!

Thank you,
Teresa Emilie

btw....No one writes like YOU ;)
Reviewed by D. Enise
Outstanding write! And I love your thoughts after!
"Thank You!"
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*
I absolutely love this piece and I am placing it in my library!

Reviewed by Cheryl Sellers
Bravo !!, I need write no other words then that
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott
Bravo Shy, beautiful picture, excellent and creative words! ~Z~
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Very creative Shy....great to your lines..
"Long lasted his bliss,
Perfection was in her soft kiss,
So he named his only son Thunder.
Thunder like lightening,
Became feared and frightening,
With Trigger he slashed fun asunder"

Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Beautiful to read and thought provoking to the senses. True and honest first and second thoughts followed. Thanks, Lisa
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight* Authors & Creations
A most beautiful poem, and a very original concept. Wise and profound thoughts for the day, also. Enjoyed very much.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Reminds me of the book 'Shogun'. Wonderful verse. Love the theme.
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