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In the Martial Arts world people look to and admire each other,
The world of fighting arts where all compete as brother to brother,
Through testing and besting, losing, improving all done under one cover,
They're all martial arts for sisters and brothers but Aikido is the Mother.
From the Aikido did the rest form,
From Aikido were those babies born,
From Aikido all martial arts sprang,
And sibling rivalries' where competition all began.
So recently O'Sensei realized and he brought back the way,
He brought back the Mother for the children had all gone astray,
Many came home from where they were and like naughty kids began to play,
But met with patience for Mother knew, in time, they'd understand one day.
Meanwhile some still resist and try to make it what it's not,
Some try to understand and those who do learn quite a lot,
Beyond the trips and traps of physical thinking, like one great plot,
Designed to capture you, to lose yourself and be what you're not.
Lies Aikido, the realm of free spirit and soul and heart,
Invincible yet not of controlling, opposing or stop and start,
Unholding, unlabelled, unclosed, an open gracious art,
From which the universe began, oneness, all parts yet one part.
So feel the stillness from center, let no uneasiness enter or distract you,
Then from the center line view through calmness, you'll find what to do,
And from your hara embrace from now and feel love pouring through,
The breath of lif
The wind through the valleys and the hills blows free,
Free as a bird as the spirit in me,
The light shines through the darkness and reaches,
Illuminating all you need to learn and thus teaches;
All perfect, all there, coloured by fear and mind emotions,
Removed by compassion all clears revealing life's oceans,
As life dances and flows and in it that same light glistens,
Can you hear the sound of innocence, shhhhhh listen.
Calmness awakes, the earth quakes, negativity runs for the hills,
The breath of infinite out and intakes as chaos sinks and stills,
And through the void and the gateless gate the golden light reveals,
Kiatsu in form, Aikido, the cure for all mans ills..........Shhhhhhhhhhh.