It’s St George’s day today, so to celebrate this thing
I thought I would write a little rhyming poem about him
He’s the knight who fought a dragon! Well no, not really, no
He was a roman soldier who was tortured years ago
Dragged all through the streets and then had his head cut off
Is this the fearless knight that legends are all speaking of?
That can’t be the ending! Hero’s never die!
If he’s our patron saint I really want to find out why
George gave up his position as an army officer
And confronted the rule of a roman emperor
He made known his faith in God, on whom his heart was set
For the empire at that time feared Christians as a threat
They would torture any Christian ‘til their faith had been renounced
But this was the same thing that fearless George had to announce
He was a man, not a legend, and his life wasn’t a waste
He had purpose and a fire inside that came out of his faith
His legacy was courage that true identity had forged
Is there anything that you believe in as strongly as George?
© Ben Cotton