Hakuna Katana

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Tags: poetry, parody

These verses are parodies of the song “Hakuna Matata”, from Disney’s animated film The Lion King. I wrote the first two stanzas on 2018-01-14, and the other two on the publication date above.

Consider this a companion piece to “Huge Katana”.

Hakuna katana: what an elegant blade
Hakuna katana: only Nippon-made
It means bushido, for the rest of your days
Bisect knights with ease
Speak Japanese
Hakuna katana

Hakuna katana: cut down knights from your horse
Hakuna katana: follow honor's course
It means no mercy, and it means no remorse
Your whole life will be
Blade mastery
Hakuna katana

Hakuna katana: train in samurai schools
Hakuna katana: kill impudent fools
It isn't murder if you follow the rules
With a single slash
Turn foes to hash
Hakuna katana

Hakuna katana: fill opponents with dread
Hakuna katana: cut off someone's head
You'll practice living like you're already dead
One day you may be
Like Musashi
Hakuna katana