Stanza 102


So Musa's father greets the visitor
Establishing a consonant rapport
And asking him to clarify the note.
The cleric knows that what the sayyid wrote
Had carefully avoided mentioning
Important news that would be damaging
If it had fallen into hostile hands.
The visitor complies with his demands,
"In name of God The Most Compassionate
The Ever Beneficent
, may your lot
Be full of peace that only God can give.
Now let me tell you that I used to live
In Lebanon and trained with Hezbollah
To fight the enemies of sharia.
I have the combat expertise to use
Both firearms and explosives. I can choose
The perfect opportunity to fight
And, if God wills, the martyrs who requite
Hostilities will make the sacrifice
That will conduct their souls to paradise.