Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Empire Isn't Merciful

Some choose to debate while the empires encroach
Some choose to run, some choose to hope
Some are not ready, some are not able
But the Spartans stood against Persia's approach
300 Spartans, armed and waiting
10,000 Immortals poured forth to test
The empire was wounded
As few as three, as many as five days of pain
The 300 didn't blanch in fear
The Persians gave prayer
But the Spartans were those who were blessed
They stood against the empire
They didn't count the cost of their life
When the life of their family was at risk
They finally fell but the battle slowed the empire
They gave their response to the surrender request
In unison with upraised fist