(Herol Graham, champion boxer)
This from a joint reading with another writer, Ross Wilson. We tried to contrast the two martial arts of boxing and karate.
Equilibrium and Balance
Herol Graham, Sugar Ray had it
Balance and strike, retreat unbroken.
Dance to a rhythm until the final blow.
All Senseis, Masters us do fail
Beyond the ropes, the dojo are people
Lost loves, vices, enemies that make Yahara
A Foreman, A Hopkins, A Duran greet fer mercy.
All arts, would make us better, more complete
Match inner worth to an outer equilibrium..
Still keep that guard up, stance ready
Body and soul tempered.
‘Are You ready’..(ichi,ni,san…)