Fire at Will

Hold your fire. Cease and desist.

Relent in your ruthless siege against my soul.

I stand my ground against these hostile forces.

The assault has begun. War indeed takes its toll.

Fatalities rise quite high on my side.

My courage flees in the face of the onslaught that's begun.

There are no more reinforcements to call to arms on my behalf.

Abandon your posts. Retreat and run.

Yet my spirit has been broken in your attempt to capture.

There is nothing beyond this "Kill or be killed."

So I say, "Take aim. Victory is yours."

Go ahead. I stand still. Fire at will.