Absence of Terrorism
Call him king who probes and whose punishment Is deterrent and proportionate. Raise your hand forcibly but bring it lightly To have a lasting effect. A dictator causing oppression Will have a speedy and certain end. When a king is decried a tyrant, His life is shortened and end becomes imminent. The great wealth of one inaccessible and sour-faced Is no better than a demon's. If he is unkind and speaks harsh, His lofty wealth ends there without lasting long. Harsh words and excessive punishments Are files that grind down a king's might. The king who rages but not reflect on his counsel, Will soon see his wealth shrink. A king who neglects his defences, Will die of fright at the time of war. The earth bears no heavier burden Than a tyrant surrounded by ignorant men.