Written February 25, 2008
I will let the poem speak for itself and not write a long description.
I wish it wasn't so hard to keep the format of poems.
I heard of her when I was a child,
_ a bird in a cage and alone.
I believed she could see past the riches,
and perhaps, past my beauty, surely,
to the ordinary man behind the crown,
Hoping to be understood by someone at all.
The troubled times loomed ahead
for the country I had vowed to defend.
As soon as I met her, she had my trust.
One night, she told me, the emperor,
"You can't force someone to feel a certain way".
That night, too, I confessed my heart.
Although she had fallen for another man,
I could not easily let her go.
She gave me kindness and friendship.
I looked in her heart and saw a smile..
I still loved her and wanted her love,
but even so, a peace came to me.
I am the Emperor of Konan,
the sea serpent, one of the Suzaku Seven.
With my power, I can command
_ all except she whom I loved.
As long as possible, I will protect her,
guarding her smile, courage, and heart.
I will stand by her side,
and for her happiness,
from heaven or earth,
I swing my sword.
I am not sure when I will be writing more, but I will definitely do a tribute to Nuriko and Tatsuki. At first, I will focus on the Suzaku group, but I will move on to the Seiryu group, too. Most likely, I will do Amaboshi, Soi, and Nakago.