Code of Bushidō: Courage (Yu)

28 Apr

Code of Bushidō: Courage (Yu)

The second virtue followed by
The samurai of old
Is courage, the control of fear
The art of being bold

The willingness to face a test
With fortitude and nerve
Ability through thick and thin
To have your grace preserve

To step forward when most would run
And say, “Give me your best”
And when the storm rages, courage
Means beating on your chest

Snarling with intensity
And fire in the eyes
Where others shrink and cower, the
Warrior does arise

Ability to not let fear
Control your destiny
To not let nervousness or worry
Make you hide or flee

Courage is the knowledge that
What cannot end your life
Only serves to make you stronger
And sharpen the knife

It gives you more experience
And makes you more aware
That is why a warrior
Is not so quick to scare

They see the opportunity
That lies in every trial
Another conquered obstacle
To throw upon the pile

                                ~Miro

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15 Responses to “Code of Bushidō: Courage (Yu)”

  1. ram0ram April 28, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Reblogged this on ram0ram note book.

    • Miro April 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

      Thanks for sharing!

  2. lscotthoughts April 28, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Awesome, Miro, and I love: “Another conquered obstacle
    To throw upon the pile” Happy Saturday and peaceful wishes sent your way~

    • Miro April 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

      Thank you! May the pile ever grow. 🙂

  3. dontchawannadream April 28, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Ahhh this is SO good, Miro!!!
    It makes me want to sing “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson lol
    🙂

    • Miro April 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

      Thanks Cha!

  4. Aspergers Girls April 28, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Oh yes, the mighty dragon fear…or timid lizard fear…What shall I choose today? The invisible fear. Perhaps the greatest battle of all mankind—fear’s roots transport greed, dishonesty, and war. Perhaps embrace fear, for fear is the absence of love. Thanks for the thoughts. Powerful poem. ~ Sam 🙂

    • Miro April 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

      Well said! Fear is so easily defeated when faced up front, but most never get that far, because it seems so much worse in our imagination.

  5. Christy Birmingham April 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    It is the most difficult moments that also bring us the most courage! Well done.

    • Miro April 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

      Thank God for difficult moments then. 🙂

  6. bipolarmuse April 30, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    Thank you for sharing this… it truly spoke to me today… a day when it is needed. ♥

  7. granbee May 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    Viewing new obstacles as new opportunities is truly the warrior spirit,Miro! Slaying the dragon of fear builds up more spiritual muscle for future encounters!

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