Scattered Winds

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    Scattered Winds
    By matrixman - 01-16-2010 03:56 PM

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    Hi Bob, hope you enjoy. Al

    SCATTERED WINDS


    Japan--1924

    What is a boy but a wind
    hither and yon, four corners and gone
    living forever with no taint of sin
    what is a boy but a wind

    I remember a summer day so hot and wet
    the dojo doors were open to cool the sweat
    we bowed to passersby as they peered in
    smiles were traded for knowing grins

    I stepped outside to wring my gi
    water splashed like my youthful glee
    this moment--forever will I be
    this moment--forever will I be


    Japan--1945

    What is time but the passing of wind
    muscles have replaced my youthful trim
    duty has come to inspire the wind
    gathered we all--in a divine wind

    One classmate so much better than I
    was given a sword for his will to fly
    the metal was cheap but his soul was not
    flying to kill a ship he was shot

    Those days were lived as if in a cloud
    with never a thought of failure allowed
    as if in lines we advanced so proud
    until the divine wind was scattered by a cloud


    Japan--1957

    An old man is naught but remembrance of breeze
    hard life gone soft and taking his ease
    until the eyes shutter in memory
    seeking again the one moment to be

    The dojo is gone disappeared in flames
    gone are the walls and the legends of names
    gone are the gis and the summer sweat
    gone is everything, gone, yet...

    There is a spirit higher than wind
    that guarantees little winds again
    some day will come when dreams arenā€™t shattered
    some day will gather little winds that were scattered


    Al Case has practiced martial arts for 4O+ years. He has written hundreds of articles and had his own column in Inside Karate. He has developed the science of Matrixing, which enables an artist to de-corrupt his art and return it to original workability. You can get a free ebook about his method at Monster Martial Arts.


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