Allegiance to freedom
Comradery of these men oh if only we could have seen them.
Gallant clashes of sword.
Against the monstrous Persian horde.
A fraction of the size.
A certain demise.
Questionably if it was wise
Yet a desire to flicker fear in the devil's eyes.
This Persian mortal king claimed to be superior.
No one should ever be led to feel inferior.
Across the Mediterranean there was hysteria.
As the Persian forces crept ever nearer.
This battle to be remembered eternally
The cries of men bonding in battle fraternally.
Looking across the entirety of Europe paternally.
To defend the gentle and the meek earnestly.
They battled tirelessly without a moments rest.
With the desire that this heathen would confess.
His mortality and his divinity were surely put to the test.
As, they were sure a decrepit heart, beat in his chest.
Even the most elite forces of the Persian were quashed.
Barely any spartan was defeated nor even coshed.
Leonidas was offered riches and power the offer was tossed.
Mocking the god king for all the forces that had hence lost.
Even war elephants were sent against them.
The god king's punishment for the sins against him.
Yet the Spartans stayed resolute and did not let their hope dim.
And tared the elephants and fanatics limb from limb.
Dilos the injured spartan is sent as an emissary.
To tell of how in death they were to be made merry.
To tell of the victories and how they were not fragmentary.
And how the battle was to make mortality honorary.
The 300 were eventually defeated alas not bested.
Among the Persian forces doubt festered.
Words of the god king's mortality had infested.
The valour and strength of humanity attested.
One year later a force of 10000 Spartans led by Dilos
With 30000 more free Greeks
Faced the Persian Army to once again
To attest Mortality, Freedom and Honour!