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An Improbable Season

He might as well be Xerxes
The most dominant in history
Towering twelve feet taller than his foes

The Spartans take position
But one of them is missing
Where Leonidas is it seems nobody knows

Though an improbable season
Spartans are all but beaten
When Xerxes comes the battle's good as won

A secret plan is brewing
That will be Persia's undoing 
A mighty blow they'll not recover from

Emerging from his hiding
Battered but still fighting
Leonidas finally steps up to the plate

They stare down each other
The boldest boys of summer
A rivalry placed in the hands of fate

Leonidas takes a beating
On this October evening
It won't be good enough to reach a draw

But our hero is relentless
He swings for the fences
Now no one can believe what they just saw

March 31, 2017

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