Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 14, 2019

The Best Sword*~by Constancio Sulapas Asumen Jr


 

 

DXXXIII ~> The Best Sword*

DXXXIII ~> The Best Sword*
(Opus533 ~> The Best Sword)
(1)
The best sword remains serene in its sheath;
When it is drawn it must be soaked in blood;
Ere you sheathe again, takes its toll in death;
Or dooms your soul in a malignant flood
To languish vanquished in the mordant mud:
The curse of death lurks dormant in the sword
Provoke it not; its wrath you can’t afford!
(2)
Unlike the dream that brings in the twilight,
The sword proves not the condign metaphor
For the vicissitudes of human plight
Rather it serves as brilliant semaphore
For a distress call seldom heard before:
That violence be price of last resort
To save a life you sacrifice rapport!
(3)
The best sword is one you don’t need to use;
Given that the sword is designed to kill,
The one that lends more justice to the cause;
Just being there, rightly augments your skill;
To teem you dreams and make them self-fulfill:
Sweet is the dream that blossoms through the night;
Swift is the sword that words would sheathe in fight!
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*Hook image (ZatoichiPin6H533.jpg), sequestered uncaptioned, from the Pinterest Zatoichi cyber collection reached my email inbox by gratis subscription.

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