He had Qualms coming forward 

Filled with an almighty dread

What would they think of him

If he showed 

Forgiveness instead 

He’d vowed to seek revenge 

The cost of which was high

Their total destruction 

Was a show of his decry

He tried to change his mind

But his mind was unrefined 

None stayed his hand

None helped to change the plan

All were fearful

Because he was in command

His weakness was now free

Tried to mask it with anger

Like a cloak and dagger 

But all and sundry could see

His weakness to a T

He hoped it was hidden 

But it showed forth, unbidden 

He knew his true strength 

Was hidden in forgiveness 

But compelled to save face

He carried on, regardless