The Code of Bushidō

29 Oct

The Code of Bushidō

Many different warriors
Have walked the face of Earth
From many different areas
But all shared the same worth

One of these was Bushidō:
“Way of the Warrior-Knight”
Although these ancient Japanese
Nobles are gone from sight

The seven virtues that they all
Adhered to still live on
The Warrior-Knight’s way continues
To inspire and spawn

People from all walks of life
To strive for Rectitude
Courage and Benevolence
Respect that they imbued

Honesty and Honor and the
Final virtue of
Loyalty all formed the code
Which set them all above

Other people who did not
Adhere to self-imposed
Laws and regulations that
Would keep their calm composed

Seven virtues that make up
The moral principles
That keep a warrior grounded
Whenever trouble pulls

Virtues that can anchor us
Firmly in peace and grace
Whenever anger, frustration
And setbacks show their face



3 Responses to “The Code of Bushidō”

  1. zendictive October 30, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    one of three major rules in my house (and my daughter will quote all three) is rule #1

    honor above all things

  2. ansuyo January 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    I would love to see some of these virtues in our elected officials in the US! Angie


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