Cinco De Mayo And The Conquest Of Puebla

person in traditional dress at the street
Photo by Genaro Servín on
Cinco De Mayo 
The fifth day of May 
To all Mexicans

A very special day

It celebrates the Mexican's Armies
Unlikely victory over France

The Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862
Napoleon's grab for Mexican lands

At the time of this battle
France's Army was considered the World's best
Led by Napoleon
It was hell-bent on achieving World conquest

An 8,000 strong French Army 
Marched to Puebla 
To cause misery 
Yet it was the 4,000 Pueblans 
Who secured the victory

Mexicans celebrate this great triumph 
With fun fiesta and loud cheers 

The French Army had not been defeated previously 
For at least 50 years

By defeating a much better equipped Army 
The Mexican soldiers were outnumbered by man steel and horse
They ensured there would never be an attack 
On a country of the Americas 

By any other European military force

Although their comrades had died 
The Mexican army were hungry 
Their lips "muy seco"
The soldiers cried "Ole!" 
As the mariachi sang 

"Viva Mexico!"

Feliz Cinco De Mayo! Viva Mexico!

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