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The forging of a Warrior

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Susan
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0 posted 06-15-2004 08:30 PM       View Profile for Susan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Susan

A Warrior’s Kitae

We all began as sand
Satetsu
Pulled from the breast of the earth
Smelted in the womb of creation
Blended
Purified
Tomahangane we become

Raw and ready
To pass through the Creator’s forge
The fire is stoked
The bellows blowing
The breath of life is given
As the master Smith prays for divine guidance
And soul is worked into the core
Flexible
Bending
Shingane becomes our heart

But a softened heart
Stands most vulnerable
So we are worked
Into a jacket of trial
Creating strength to withstand the blows
Heated
Hammered
Folded
Kawangane is our armor

And the armor and the core
Are melded into one
By the master Smith’s careful hands
Shunning the base and the vile
Which would weaken our metal
Embracing the bond of purity
Our beauty glowing
Subtle
Exquisite
Jihada is our robe

And thus are we formed
A warrior in birth
Once merely grains of sand
‘til we walked through the flames
Of the Creator’s forge
And we are reborn
Strong
Glorious
The Samurai’s Sword


S.A.T.

I have read of the making of the Samurai's sword, the most skilled and amazing work of steel ever made.It is a long and difficult process, but the result is a sword of great beauty, spirituality, and strength.This is not so unlike what we go through in this life, ending, we hope, much like the Samurai's sword, strong, spiritual and beautiful.
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marcel
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1 posted 06-16-2004 12:10 AM       View Profile for marcel   Email marcel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for marcel

history has been known to tell tales of swords that sing and make beautiful music---i can hear there voices from the grave now applauding this effort!
Earth Angel
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2 posted 06-16-2004 12:14 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Captivating read and one I would like to revisit from time to time!

Love & Light,
Linda
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3 posted 06-16-2004 12:14 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Susan, this was a phenominal piece of writing.  I am very touched by it.  May I send it to some friends??   ....jo
Earth Angel
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4 posted 06-16-2004 12:15 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Ooops! I forgot to save it! I'd forget my wings if they weren't attached! lol

Susan
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5 posted 06-16-2004 09:59 AM       View Profile for Susan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan

Marcel, I enjoyed your reply, thank you

Jo, yes of course, I'm flattered.

Linda, you so cute, forget your wings, thanks for the kind words

Hugs to all -- Susan

The whole of the Universe resides within each individual heart.

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6 posted 07-07-2004 09:55 PM       View Profile for Mr»Älle’Ēät   Email Mr»Älle’Ēät   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mr»Älle’Ēät

A Gr8 read Susan,
I enjoyed this very much.
I like poems that gives messages.
Gunslinger
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7 posted 07-08-2004 12:45 AM       View Profile for Gunslinger   Email Gunslinger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gunslinger

Magnificent!
Susan
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8 posted 07-08-2004 11:28 AM       View Profile for Susan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan

Mr. AlleyCat and Gunslinger -- thank you.

  Susan

Happiness isn't something that happens to you, it's created from within you.  Joy is a state of mind.

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9 posted 11-11-2007 01:04 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

i really enjoyed this poem

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