The Code of Bushidō

22 Apr

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



4 Responses to “The Code of Bushidō”

  1. Sue Dreamwalker April 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    These are ALL true Codes of Conduct and if one third of the population were to implement them We would change the other two thirds in no time.. Such an inspiring poem Miro.. Wishing you well my friend.. ~Sue

  2. dontchawannadream April 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    I think I’m gonna print this and give it to some politicians (I’m not giving names ahah). I missed so many posts here on your blog, Miro.
    Need to read everything. 🙂

  3. Aspergers Girls April 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Inspiring. 🙂

  4. granbee April 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    I really like the way you say that these seven virtues keep a warrior “grounded” so that he/she may remain anchored in peace and grace no matter what ugly vipers rear their ugly heads in our pathways through life! Hooray, Miro!

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