You know me, I just write to keep writing. Have some stream of consciousness. I didn’t necessarily want a specific cultural vibe for this one. I mostly focused on keeping the comparison accurate while being vague enough to encourage . Hopefully you can see the connection in the development of the two. Let me know how you like it!
To forge a man is to forge a sword.
Both require the patience and skill of a warrior-saint.
Heat and pressure lead malleability.
In this state, one can be folded –
One can be molded into the proper form.
Each strike of the hammer precisely
shapes body, mind and spirit
A quick dip into a pool of cold water hardens steel and soul
The proper temperment has been achieved
Finally, honing the blade to a razor’s edge, a man is complete.
He is sharp, he is tempered, he is flexible, and he can only be broken if he lacks skill.
To be a man is to be a sword.
Make sure the wounds you inflict
Are the wounds you intend.