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A tale was told by Homer,
Three thousand years ago
About the first winged soldier,
and this is all we know!

He was born in the town of Corinth,
And called Bellerophon
He had rather a strict upbringing
Considering what went on.


He had to do some dodging, because he wouldn't play
With the lady at his lodging, and she took it the wrong way.

For she made her husband pick him, for the worst job in the place,
To fight a damned great dragon, that no-one else would face.

Athene, the great Goddess, was on his side of course,
And gave him some golden harness, to catch a flying horse.

He could handle the heaviest spear there was, and he'd practice all the cuts
But the fact that he fought on Pegasus, showed brains as well as guts.

We don't know if he glided, or dropped down like a hawk,
But we know that he decided, that it wasn't safe to walk.

The monster breathed out clouds of flak, and had an armoured skin,
So he made the first airborne attack, and did the bastard in!