Stanza 108


The arms are safe when half a month is passed
And now the current attitudes contrast
With what the villagers had formerly
Exhibited. For soon their enemy
Will suffer the excruciating pain
That shall in perpetuity remain
When death delivers sinners straight to hell.
With modern weaponry they can expel
The few surviving soldiers who avoid
The skirmishes where they would be destroyed
By overwhelming force. The hopelessness
They knew is gone. The villagers express
Intention to unleash a fierce attack
Against the foe, until they are held back
By the proficient expert who declares,
"You can not take the soldiers unawares
By wasting the advantage we enjoy.
If we make haste and instantly deploy
Our forces, the marines will demonstrate
Destruction greater than you contemplate.