Τρίτη, Δεκεμβρίου 23



                       
               1989

TEXAS
Heading out in our ship to 
                                   the New World
Alamo, the historical epic film in my 
                               mind's eye swirled,

because Port Galveston which was our destination,
was relatively close to the Alamo's location
                                                                                                 

 Once the ship was cleared by 
                    customs and immigration,
I traveled 239 miles, about 7 hours 
                                                  duration. 
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             1836


A shot of the cannon,
said our tour guide Shannon,
was the response of the commander.
          
With intrepidity and candor
the soldiers stated, "we will fight"....

With sword in hand like an 

                                       old knight,
commander Colonel Travis died...
Killed with him and with 
                               the same pride,
all of Alamo's heroic defenders.
worthy of immortality contenders..


Impressed I remembered a similar story,
with the same heroism and the same glory....

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            1821

From all the earthly writers,
they praised Diakos and 
             his eighteen fighters,
                           
who drawing on their 
       ancestors heroism  perks,
fought against eighteen thousand Turks...

With sword in hand like an old knight

fought the priest, who didn't know the word fright..

Killed on that bridge and with the same pride

all the eighteen heroic defenders,
worthy of immortality contenders..
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Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis - CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS//                                         

*   William Barret Travis in the fight for independence from Mexico was in command of the Texan forces at the Battle of the Alamo, where he was killed along with all of his men.
According to legend, he drew a line in the sand and challenged the defenders of the Alamo to cross it and fight to the death. He is considered a great hero in Texas.

Athanasios Diakos in the fight for independence from Turkey was in command of a Greek force at the Battle on the bridge of Alamana, where were killed all of his men. According to legend, he drew his sword and attacked alone against the thousands.. He is considered a great hero in Greece...




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