Sensei, mentor, loving father, master of the secret arts

Patience of a saint or Buddha, enshrining him in his sons' hearts

Loving, giving guidance, teaching everything worth knowing

Inspiration for right living, pearls of wisdom on them bestowing

Ninjutsu mater unsurpassed, seeks his sons to teach the skill

Tactics, ruses, when to hide, when to fight and when to kill

Encourager in all endeavours, helping teenaged minds to grow

Refuge in their grief and anger, calms and comforts rage and woe