The Icon of Saint George

I saw St. George on many different walls
The galleries of icons showed his deed
He strikes the evil dragon and it falls!
Symbolically, I understand the need
To kill the dragon, spear it in its mouth
The mouth produces evil words and flame
St. George destroyed the dragon from the South
Of Russia, namely Batu Khan, by name
But Mongols weren’t the only evil things
That threatened Russia; think of Reagan’s jest
Unwittingly, he used a phrase that stings
St. George turned his attention to the West
From South or West, all dragons must be slain
St. George, iconic hero, will remain!

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