Sleepy sun rolls over, still time to snooze Moon moves Pai Gow tiles more time to loose
Surrounding dark holds shadows at bay From too short sleep I greet new day Greedy Chop Stick clings to rice Stomach growls as I kick the mice Waste not time to eat, no time to tarry Leaning on hoe, basket heaved to carry
As I trudge up hill yawning sun reflects The stalks of rice that overnight have slept Awakening now deeply drink waters sweet Stretching high while roots dig deep
Bending low, work has no end in sight. Day turtle slow while rabbit fast the night
All too soon my body will forever rest While soaring soul to heaven blessed
In battle armour with perfect bow One solitary battle left me low Centuries under ground with brothers slept No movement save tears from river wept Weapons stolen whilst we burnt Trapped by 2000 years of dirt Free at last thanks to farmers well. Eight Thousand voices released from hell
Having conquered the land below Qin Shi Huong must prepare for the next life. To remain Emperor an immortal army must be created to protect the tomb.
This army will be like no other army in the next life – with weapons, horses, chariots and more. Even up to 1/3 the national budget, this will take precedence.
To get the army ready preparations must start now while I am still vigorous – as the construction will take decades.
No expense must be spared. Each soldier and general will be unique and strong – armoured and armed.
They will be forever placed in battle formation guarding all directions but especially to the direction of our enemies.