Poem: First Draft

Blogger’s Note: This fell out of my head pretty much like it’s written here. Not sure where it came from. No title yet; feedback welcome!

it is said
that a samurai should act with such purpose
such devout persistence
such selfless sacrifice and
oneness of thought and deed

that even if
he should be pierced by a thousand arrows
torn by bullet, blade, or spear
beheaded or run through
he should yet accomplish one last thing

it seems to me
the warrior and the lover are alike in this way
such devout persistence
such selfless sacrifice
when properly smitten

dying for another, each cry a song of glory

j. thorp
09 may 13

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