Code of Bushidō: Honesty (Makoto)

6 May

Code of Bushidō: Honesty (Makoto)

Lying is the act of cowards
Gutless, craven sneaks
A warrior only recites
Truth when he or she speaks

A warrior does not need to
Embellish the details
They recognize compared to truth
That chicanery pales

They relish in accuracy
Precision, fact and care
To disgrace themselves with a lie
A warrior won’t dare

And being masters of the truth
A warrior knows lies
Whenever they do rear their heads
And can see through their guise

A warrior has faith that truth
Will never lead astray
They do not feel the need to taint
With different shades of grey

They know the truth will not always
Be what some want to hear
But causing others discomfort
Is not something they fear

Through all their constant training of
Conveying honesty
A warrior becomes something
Impressive: a trustee

For trust is faith and trust is hope
And trust is confidence
Optimism, certainty
Within your common sense

The warrior does not tell lies
And will not stretch the facts
Because their honesty is one
Of their virtuous acts

                         ~Miro

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5 Responses to “Code of Bushidō: Honesty (Makoto)”

  1. cynthia May 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Reblogged this on Poetry Inspector aka Simple Pleasures.

  2. Cat Forsley May 7, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    “INATE TRUTH ”
    !!!!!!!!!!! YOU WROTE THAT BEFORE ……….

    LOVE THIS
    TRUTH X
    CAT

  3. dontchawannadream May 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    Powerful & very inspiring poem!!! Je l’adore, merci Miro!!

  4. granbee May 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    Oh, Miro, the only part of sticking to pure honesty that I ever puzzle over is this tendence of so many on the internet to “over-share” in the name of honesty! I hope you will address this issue in one of your posts. I personally view this online behavior as being self-centered. What do you think?

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