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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 DREAM
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            Columbus Day Dream
 
Christopher Colombo was the very one.
    ...

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Categories: holidayday, columbus day,
Form: Verse
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
After the Storm, Columbus Day, 1962
After the storm, my brother
(all gangly knees and elbows)
bore the brunt of its ferocious aftermath.

Every day after school
I watched his wiry biceps bulge a little
as...

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© Deb Rhodes  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: columbus day, angst, brother, childhood, family, growing up,
Form: Free 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, image, people,
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!”
I...

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Categories: dream, birthday, birthday, columbus day, universe,
Form: Elegy
Columbus
Columbus, ignoring advice,
Went out searching for Indian spice.
     His signals got crossed
     And soon he was lost
Which...

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Categories: history, holiday, columbus day,
Form: Limerick
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 school, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
The Great Food Revolution
Columbus and his ‘hands’
Were canvassing the land
Mistaking the place for the Indies
When they discovered America's chillies';
Natives, clad in ponchos
served them jalapeños 
which set their mouths...

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Categories: appreciation, chocolate, columbus day, food, fun,
Form: Rhyme
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Americans, Algerians, Australian aborigines,
Corrupt leaders of the world involved in illegal activities.
Bloodthirsty bullies brazenly bombing bystanders,
Militaries full of corrupt army commanders.
Charities for children, carers in...

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© Wes Martin  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: columbus day, planet, political, pollution, weather, words, world,
Form: Rhyme
Reservation
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, corruption, culture,
Form: Acrostic
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 years day,
Form: Rhyme
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, car, columbus
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, conflict, death,
Form: Free verse
Give Credit Where Credit is Due
We’ll have you ever wondered why they
give Columbus the credit for finding
North America when he never set a foot
on the promise land, no it was...

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© Bo Lanier  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: columbus day, history, school, truth,
Form: Free verse
No No No
3/10/15


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, deep, devotion,
Form: Rhyme
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 african american,
Form: Free verse
History, Columbus And Friends
            History, Columbus and Friends 

To be on the right side of History you...

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Categories: columbus day, america, celebration, confusion, education, history, judgement,
Form: Didactic
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, history, military,
Form: Political Verse
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 american, columbus
Form: Verse
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. 
All...

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Categories: columbus day, 7th grade, 9th grade, betrayal, bird,
Form: Acrostic
Political History
History is a record
Of past events
It is not a propaganda 
Tool for political
Agendas
Truth...

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Categories: america, arabic, break up, columbus day,
Form: Free verse
Made
Could you be so Shallow
To walk in the Shadow 
Of a dark after Shade 
Holding back what you were Made
Something like Columbus day
A new World...

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Categories: columbus day, allusion, growth, hate, heart, lost, poetry,
Form: I do not know?
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, fruit, future,
Form: Light Verse
ethnicity
Ethnicity 
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© jan hansen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: columbus day, conflict, courage, crush,
Form: Blank verse