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Date Added: February 06, 2005 01:02:11 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The way of the warrior,
the code of the samurai;
This is the way they live,
this is the way they die.

There is no other way,
and honor is above all;
Whenever duty rings,
they must answer the call.

They live and die by the sword,
for them this is the only way;
They do not look at tomorrow,
they only live for today.

Honesty and a life that is true,
courage in the face of all danger;
Compassion given to all life,
courtesy given to every stranger.

Sincerity in everything they do,
duty when their master commands;
Loyalty to their shogun,
and a watchful eye over his lands.

Death before dishonor,
in his life that is pure and true;
The only way to redeem his soul,
is to perform the act of seppuku.

The way of the warrior,
the code of the Samurai;
This is the way they live,
it is the way they die.

Author's Notes:
Morals that all men should live by, thank you for the time,Joe
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Comment By: FreeRobin Constantinou on August 3, 2007 02:34:25 PM Report
the way of the warrior is an honourable one, greatly penned here, amazing write here joe, congrats on the award,

Comment By: FreeJeff on June 23, 2006 09:13:00 AM Report
Great write Joe,

Congratulations on the award.



Comment By: FreeVanessa Saunders on June 23, 2006 02:43:10 AM Report
you describe bushido very well in this poem. i have friends who abide by the way of the warrior and i think they'd appreciate this poem. excellent topic, excellent write. and congratulations on your award.

Comment By: ModeratorJillian K. Alexis on June 21, 2006 04:11:55 PM Report

This is awesome Joe. Ty for the History lesson...I hated history in school, but shhh, don't tell, LOL...and for sharing this wonderfully penned write with us all. The rhyming flow was absolutely excellent. Congratulations on your' most well deserved award Joe...Hugz...Jillian

Comment By: PremiumHOPE on June 21, 2006 01:17:18 AM Report
Congradualations, it was an honorable position of days gone by, brought back to life in a blink of an eye.


Comment By: FreeGlata on June 20, 2006 07:55:12 AM Report
Congrats, Joe! You're a winner in my book every time!



Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on June 20, 2006 12:55:29 AM Report
Their beliefs are cut and if, ands, or buts about it! You've detailed the code of the samurai in a way that makes it crystal clear.
Congratulations! =))


Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on June 19, 2006 08:41:38 PM Report
This is some great historical stuff.. Seems every culture equates war with honor..Too bad, huh?...len
Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on June 19, 2006 11:45:41 AM Report
Many in our society are shameless today.  They prey upon our forgiveness.  Congrats on your award Joe!
Comment By: FreeThe Mystic Poet on June 19, 2006 03:02:08 AM Report
Awesome! I love this! congrats! This is a fave!
Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on June 19, 2006 12:14:46 AM Report
Congrats to you Joe, on this wonderfully written piece. Your talent shines with this one.


Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on June 18, 2006 11:14:34 PM Report
A fantastic write Joe.

Congratulations on your award.


Sharon JJ

Comment By: FreeFLETCHER on June 18, 2006 11:13:47 PM Report
Great write here Joe!
Congratulations on the Feature Poem Award. You deserve it!

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on June 18, 2006 08:25:59 PM Report
Interesting.  Congratulations on the award.  ML
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on June 18, 2006 07:33:46 PM Report
Joe:  I am so happy to congratulate on for your Feature Poem Award.



Lady D

Comment By: FreeCherie on February 12, 2005 03:49:18 AM Report
your welcome, was time well spent :) i like this poem, its really clever, :) thanks for the message hope your day keeps getting better :)
Comment By: Freecrying wolfe on February 8, 2005 12:40:18 AM Report
Death before dishonour...I wonder what kind of world that would be? If we all lived this way, perhaps we'd think twice on certain issues before we acted...another superb write Joe....left me pondering...

Comment By: FreeCynthia Jones on February 7, 2005 08:24:56 PM Report
This is a great poem Joe. Excellent work. *S* Wind Whisperer
Comment By: FreeGlata on February 7, 2005 03:28:33 PM Report
Death before dishonour...If we could all live by this code, maybe the world would be a much better place...
Great write!
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on February 6, 2005 10:46:52 AM Report


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