I am formidable.
Perhaps one of the toughest of my kind.
Expect years, a decade, or longer.
Come, live in my land, and you may learn my ways.
But there are no guarantees.
I am kind.
Less sound, less tense.
Less picky about pitch than some others.
Just watch for tiny, flying particles.
I am characters.
Thousands, nearly uncountable.
Alphabets? I got a few, including this one.
I am history.
Relive centuries through me.
I am not the same as I once was.
I am expression.
Be a woman, man, boy, or girl.
Be rude, be polite.
Be casual, be formal.
I am flexible.
Shave the unneeded–
Subject, object, verb.
Tone can speak louder than words.
I am your doorway to culture.
Maid cafes, walking bots.
Space probes, cool cartoons.
Plumber and the princess.
The choice is yours.
I require effort.
I’ll return what you give, manyfold.
If you become weary, rest as long as you wish.
But I will always be waiting.
I am changing.
Words die, are born.
In the end, the young will have their way.
But please never forget the past.
I am a language, in wait of you.
Just be prepared–
To persevere, or quit.
Those who stay the course will be rewarded abundantly.
I am Japanese.