O Orion


So proud in the sky

As you rise every night

With your belt and your dagger

Shining so bright,

Your hunting dog, Sirius,

Sits at your side,

O Orion

Your downfall was pride!

When you hunted on Crete,

You extolled your self-worth,

And you bragged you could kill

Every beast on the earth,

So Mother Earth sent you

A scorpion’s sting,

O Orion

What did it bring?

Your hunting skills surely

Were as sharp as your knife,

But your arrogance

Cost you your life,

Now Scorpio ever

Keeps you on the run,

O Orion

What have you done?



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