I have chosen a few good tigers with sharp claws and strong jaws,
I have chosen the chief’s son because he is golden,
I have chosen my son because he is fearless,
I am leading them because there is no other warlord.
I have fucked my wife the whole night because i will not be back,
I have killed all my debtors because they lack honor,
I have taken their measly snow fields and given them to my cubs,
I am the only warlord in a thousand leagues.
I have responded to the invitation to war because I am undaunted,
I have sharpened my claws because I mean to drown in my enemies’ blood,
I have made a habit of peace at war,
I am the warlord in a thousand leagues.
I am my mother’s eldest son,
I am my wife’s constant worry and prayer,
I am my children’s mentor – God I hope not.
I have become the unwilling warlord of the snow fields.