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Best Columbus Day Poems

Below are the all-time best Columbus Day poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of columbus day poems written by PoetrySoup members

Today Is Native American Day(Not Columbus Day!)
I will not celebrate a murderer,
a celebration of deceit,
a celebration of slave mongering,
dancing with graves beneath his feet.

I will not celebrate his birth,
I will not...

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Categories: holidaycelebration, columbus day,
Form: I do not know?

Columbus Day
In 1492, we’re told,
Columbus sailed the seas.
He thought he’d get to India,
But had no guarantees.

We learned in school about his ships
And how from Spain he...

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Categories: funny, history, columbus day,
Form: Rhyme
Columbus Day Dream
            Columbus Day Dream
Christopher Colombo was the very one.

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Categories: holidayday, columbus day,
Form: Verse
Two Cigarettes and a Beer
Two cigarettes and a beer, dear
That's how long I'll be here
If you never show
Then I'm gonna go
After two cigarettes and a beer.

You know I'm not...

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Categories: break up, columbus day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Chucko Is Dead
Chucko Is Dead

It was on Columbus Day, 1962
When Chucko the Birthday Clown
Sang in tones most glorious and free.
“I’m Chucko, I’m Chucko
I’m Chucko the Birthday Clown!”

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Categories: columbus day, dream, birthday, birthday, columbus
Form: Elegy

Gratitude For Recent Food
In year fourteen ninety two,
Across the wide Atlantic,
Columbus discovered food,
novel and fantastic.

Corn on large cobs,
And sweet potatoes,
And green-bean pods,
Impressed the sailors.

Peppers were the wonder
As potatoes,...

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Categories: columbus day, 7th grade, appreciation, chocolate,
Form: Rhyme
Wut Up Miss Queen
How have you been, it's ok to tella
Explorer of the sea, like me can't you see
That Brooks and Paris need some money
Please support our trip...

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Categories: adventure, columbus day, high
Form: Rhyme
Columbus, ignoring advice,
Went out searching for Indian spice.
     His signals got crossed
     And soon he was lost

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Categories: history, holiday, columbus day,
Form: Limerick
Restricted access keeps us locked up inside where we cannot ever escape

Everywhere we go, white picket fences turn into iron bars and barbed wire

Safe places...

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Categories: betrayal, columbus day, community,
Form: Acrostic
I Love Africanamerican Christian Culture: Forgiving Slaveholders and Tyrants
Some serious religious sophomores claim Christ ('Witness' Bluff)
Almost like Columbus: to hit the Other, take their STUFF

Nothing Doing here; I am a Minister of Jesus'...

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© Anil Deo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: columbus day, africa, bible, black african
Form: Verse
Slavery Or Exploitation
This poem is not meant to be a speech nor is it written to offend or give anyone blame.
It just a mere observation of how...

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Categories: columbus day, abuse, africa, betrayal, black
Form: Free verse
Good Friday Gratitude To Settlers: Especially British and Dutch
Good Friday Gratitude to Settlers
Columbus gave it lip service
He loved the Virgin Mary
Almost knew Jesus Christ
Could not have had the Holy Spirit Fire

Today, or any...

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© Anil Deo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anniversary, blessing, columbus day,
Form: Free verse
Half a Holiday
Streets in New York City seem
Unusually quiet.
Business isn’t typical – 
You really can’t deny it.

Traffic’s very light;
Though stores are open, schools are not.
Half a holiday...

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Categories: columbus day, holiday, day, day, new
Form: Rhyme
No No No

Shut up, and grow up if you're a racist
I'll kick you with my Aasics
Then leave you inside the matrix
Because I'm so tired of seeing it...

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Categories: anger, columbus day, corruption,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Columbian Uncivil Allegiances
It was a nasty war.

To call it an UnCivil War
is to avoid an obvious oxymoron
as embarrassing as Military Vitriolic Intelligence
through lack of Anger and Fear...

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Categories: columbus day, culture, health,
Form: Political Verse

we pour all our wastes... 
river drinks it silently... 
giving back through fish


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Categories: columbus day, fish, pollution,
Form: Haiku
The Magical Night
What a magical night. 
I drowned in your caress. 
I'll always remember how cute you looked. 
In your silk mini dress. 

Pretty long legs. 

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Categories: columbus day, 7th grade, 9th grade,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member The Wet Drive Home
I exit the dragon's mouth,
still puffing smoke
after all these 
purifying years;
round the corners
square as possible,
narrowly avoiding edges
where the earth
falls abruptly away
and the sea plummets
to terminal...

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© Joe Dimino  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: columbus day, allegory, allusion, analogy, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bibbity Bobbity
Bibbity Bobbity
Christopher Columbus
headed east, but instead
went west they said.

His nautical goal was 
but North America
stomped that dream dead.

Hickory Dickory
Marion Morrison
crafted a cowboy name
to fan his...

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Categories: columbus day, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Double Dactyl
Bad Apple Can Be Useful
basket of green and red apples 
fullscreen fruitful seeds planted 
rotten apples in my eyes
have no demise
I find useful rotten fruit laying
in the middle of...

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Categories: color, columbus day, earth,
Form: Light Verse
My American Daughters
My two daughters love Two States
Two ways, at least
They love Maryland & Virginia
They love English and Spanish
They love their dad and Mom
They love Democrat &...

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© Anil Deo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: columbus day, america, celebration, children, columbus
Form: Free verse
Political History
History is a record
Of past events
It is not a propaganda 
Tool for political

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Categories: columbus day, america, arabic, break up,
Form: Free verse
The Truth About Chris
In 1492 a beast named Columbus sailed the seas,
Arrived in America to spread Christianity and deadly disease.
Skilled sailor and a monstrous crusader,
Talented navigator but a...

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© Wes Martin  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: columbus day, abuse, america, anger, bullying,
Form: Rhyme

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© Jan Hansen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: columbus day, conflict, courage,
Form: Blank verse
Covid 19 Pandemic Analogous How Indigenous Peoples Got Felled
COVID-19 pandemic analogous how indigenous peoples got felled...

Woebegone, enraged spirits
holographic images taciturn
journeying somberly aghast
at their stolen sacred lands... mourn
dead souls impossible mission

sabotaged aery mission endeavor

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Categories: columbus day, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Elegy