Jackie R. Kays

SPARTAN VALOR

In the year 480 BC,
At the narrow pass of Thermopylae
stood the Spartans, a mere three
hundred strong to face the charging
Persian juggernaut.

The ferocious battle raged for two
and half days, and the Spartans
fought like tigers in a cage.

The pass, they held with
bloody combat…
hand to hand.

They gave their all…
body and soul,
to hold back the
Persians was their
ardent goal.

On the morning of the third day of battle,
all was lost, and the three hundred brave
Spartans lay dead or dying at the pass of
Thermopylae.

All for one and one for all,
they made their last stand,
and courageously died for
their native land.

And say me to you…
That’s all that can be asked of any
man!