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Peace is an energy, both active and real,
Manifest in Kokyu Ho, acknowledging Gods will.
War is but illusion, a trick of the mind,
Sore is the confusion, unbudo, unkind.
As stillness races forward in the flow of divinity,
As shihonage forms from the symbol of infinity,
The two cuts of the sword, the sword that restores health,
The true sword, invincible, undisturbing cuts self.
And all turns to quiet as faith is returned,
All of the binary code, basics relearned,
For I am nothing and I am one, the empty cup reflects us,
The selfless path of Aikido, the path of peace disects us.
People ask me is Aikido about sensitivity.
I say 'obviously' for it contains no negativity;
For that has one purpose, the purpose to negate,
But Ki is infinite so negativity must infinitely wait.
Some people ask me is Aikido a budo art,
I say 'which budo? and send them back to the start;
The budo of war of games and strategy, chess, monopoly or ludo?
Why no of course not it's the one of truth, it's called sen no budo.
Some people ask me if it's to do with control thus for control freaks,
They point out it has within it a certain set of control techniques:
That illusion being is what they are seeing thus unbeknown live with dischord,
For those control techniques are merely the motions of a sword.
So then they ask is Aikido thus the art of slicing and dicing, with cutting and flows?
The way of the Samurai, to be brave and stand up to all enemies and foes!
Alas no I say for bravery is hollow but courage is full of the spice of life,
The sword makes an empty bowl of faith in turn which heals all life.