Oishi Chikara, Boy of 15 sits in white.
Not thinking of girls, friends, but his growing up and not growing old.
Sitting among the silently smiling company of men,
One of who is five times and three years his age.
A handful of men from a full company of forty-seven.
Spread among three mansions, one in which his father also sits,
Silent, resign smiles on most.
All of whom spent two years either as farmers, as madmen, as if they had no honor.
One of the forty-seven even as much as married the daughter of the craftsman
whom had built the mansion their target had resided.
All of the men ordered to die for taking revenge for the unlawful death of thier liege lord.
Whom was ordered to commit Sepuku, ritual suicide, for drawing his sword
in the castle in which the Shogun was in.
Being provoked beyond reason Lord Asano attacked Lord Kira for insulting him.
You see Lord Asano did not pay the Lord Kira a "heavy gift" as was tradition
for teaching Lord Asano his role in receiveing an envoy from th