Monday, March 21, 2016

Footsteps’ Course to Karate 
A lover battles remorse as he follows his footsteps 
Three girls battle evil as they take anime to heavy metal 

Footsteps’ Course (Martin verse) 

A silence guides my footsteps’ course
Her calling kisses were the source
To be without them brought remorse
So I was captive of a force
We fell in love mid summer’s flow
In satin dreams where flowers grow
Enticed on streams where delights glow
What happened next we do not know
Spent day by day on lovers’ course
And day by day we felt love grow
Each footstep’s moment left its glow
As we embraced our wishes’ force
The summer days would feel night’s flow
Jealous confusion spread its source
A trusting love saw doubt’s remorse
What happened next I do not know
We fell upon some unknown force
Its passing brought me dread’s remorse
A stream of crimson was its source
As silence guides my footsteps’ course

Another Martin verse, a form I developed in 2010. One of the things that makes Martin verse so dramatic is that the first and last lines can be the same. In this Martin verse, I upped the aunty by repeating the last line of the second stanza in the fourth stanza. Notice how the same words take on a whole new meaning. What happens at the very end, I leave up to our imagination. 

In this poem, we meet a fellow who fell in love. It sounds like, in the beginning, everything was going pretty good. In the end something happens and love dies. Let's stay in the world of sanity. Though we are individuals, for most of us love begins the same way. We become like the birds, in spring, trying to attract our "mate". Then we seal the deal or celebrate our success, by taking the glories of love to the next level. I may not have drawn an accurate picture, but I hope we can agree with this glorious time. 
"A crimson stream..." Someone or something died. Again, let's stay in the world of sanity. For better or worse, we are humans. Humans have this habit of getting used to things. And so, one day, many of individuals wake up and something has died. Many of these are not even aware that a world had changed. Some are faced with remorse when they realize what they have lost. 
With this in mind, let us not relax in an environment where we "get used to it". Did we kiss today? Did I tell (or show) her or him how good looking they are? Where or what are we looking forward to? Sounds simple, but these are effective. I'm sure we all have ideas of our own. I bet, we didn't see this coming, when we read this poem. Keeping our love fresh and alive requires work. But it is work we can, will all enjoy. 

A song to go with the poem. Introducing: Poppy Ackroyd "Seven" 

Hold everything - News from Japan 

Anime, or Japanese animation began around 1917 with the oldest surviving film: Kouchi's "Namakura Gatana". Now in 2016, anime is more popular than ever. Into this picture steps Babymetal and their latest hit "Karate". Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band consisting of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal" and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal". The band take advantage of crowd's love of anime with a light heavy metal flavor. If one listens carefully, one will notice a Kodo drum style in the drummer's beat. 
Are we ready for this? "BABYMETAL - KARATE (OFFICIAL)" 

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Paul McCartney


  1. At least there IS remorse, though remorse, guilt, sadness have never resurrected anyone.
    How right you are, love takes work, and is so worth the effort.

    1. I miss my first wife, Arlene, very much. But more than this,I enjoy the magic we made together.
      Thank you for your warmth

  2. Wonderful! Such a good reminder not to take those we love for granted. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for the compliment
      Have a wonderful life

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    1. Thank you for letting me know
      Your enjoyment means a lot to me

  4. That Babymetal video was certainly something. Just in case you did not get my reply to you concerning my 3/23 post being gone, that one was actually meant for 5/17. I was working on some future posting and forgot to schedule it before hitting the publish button. Sorry about the confusion.

    1. Glad you liked them.
      Appreciate the info.
      Thank you for dropping by