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Columbus Day Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Void spaces Ibohal Kshetrimayum I do not know? columbus day, child abuse, chocolate, christian,
Premium Member Poem Rehashing History: Christopher Columbus, a man with a plan Jim Slaughter Light Verse columbus day, history, humor,
Earth Marble elijah zmuda Rhyme christian, columbus day, creation,
I love AFRICANAMERICAN Christian Culture: Forgiving slaveholders and Tyrants Anil Deo Verse columbus day, africa, bible, black african
His Story Replay Rico Leffanta Limerick america, betrayal, columbus day,
Two Cigarettes And A Beer Wayne Wysocki Rhyme break up, columbus day,
We LOVED at first: LOVE LEFT QUITETUDE Anil Deo Verse columbus day, allusion, analogy, angst, business,
appreciative jan hansen Chastushka columbus day, conflict, courage,
ethnicity jan hansen Blank verse columbus day, conflict, courage,
Love For You Dawa Zangpo Blank verse columbus day, anti bullying, bangla, character,
Caribbean Pundit: Thankful Tribute Anil Deo Acrostic columbus day, 12th grade, allegory, america,
Whimsical Ziggy Starman Space Odyssey Christopher Flaherty Free verse celebration, columbus day, creation,
haiku Anindya Mohan Tagore Haiku columbus day, fish, pollution,
at the cardiologist jan hansen Blank verse abuse, columbus day,
Slavery or Exploitation Patricia Garcia Howard Bramble Free verse columbus day, abuse, africa, betrayal, black
the memory photo jan hansen Blank verse columbus day, child abuse, christian, city,
the psychiatric patient jan hansen Blank verse columbus day, conflict, courage,
parallel lives jan hansen Blank verse absence, abuse, columbus day,
Picking my own kind of slapstick John Smallshaw Rhyme anti bullying, columbus day,
bad apple can be useful Michael Ruiz Light Verse color, columbus day, earth,
The magical night Sophie Wilson Acrostic columbus day, 7th grade, 9th grade,
PAST LIVES Terry Reeves Prose america, character, columbus day,
is it the Ebson salt jan hansen Blank verse columbus day, character, christian, city, columbus
Premium Member Poem Columbian UnCivil Allegiances Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse columbus day, culture, health,
Premium Member Poem I'm Tired of All the BS Franklin Price Rhyme columbus day, america, change, christmas, columbus
our ocean jan oskar hansen Blank verse columbus day, conflict, courage,
The Truth About Chris Wes Martin Rhyme columbus day, abuse, america, anger, bullying,
No No No Dalton Ogletree Rhyme anger, columbus day, corruption,
Without Andy Izzard Carpe Diem break up, columbus day,
Premium Member Poem Speculations and Amusements Charles Coon Blank verse beauty, celebration, columbus day,
Political History edward johnson Free verse columbus day, america, arabic, break up,
Good Friday Gratitude To Settlers: Especially British and Dutch Anil Deo Free verse anniversary, blessing, columbus day,
Reservation Tatianna Leachet Acrostic betrayal, columbus day, community,
Premium Member Poem Wut Up Miss Queen Wade Greenlee Rhyme adventure, columbus day, high
The Wet Drive Home Joe DiMino Free verse columbus day, allegory, allusion, analogy, anxiety,
Columbus ilene bauer Limerick history, holiday, columbus day,
Premium Member Poem Chucko is Dead stark hunter Elegy columbus day, dream, birthday, birthday, columbus
Half a Holiday ilene bauer Rhyme columbus day, holiday, day, day, new
Columbus Day ilene bauer Rhyme funny, history, columbus day,
Today Is Native American Day(Not Columbus Day!) Michael Benkhen I do not know? holidaycelebration, columbus day,
COLUMBUS DAY DREAM MAF Longfellow Verse holidayday, columbus day,

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Columbus Day Poem Example

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 was  comfortably ensconced on the couch.
A feigning 10 year old with a pseudo fever,
Sister Mary Daniel was probably making the sign of the cross, 
Up the street at St. Mary’s,
When Chucko the Birthday Clown
Stared into the camera and saw me,
Insignificant me,
Just a freckled punk kid;
Hater of sadistic nuns and boring dry lessons
Of crowded sweaty stinky catholic classrooms
With crucifixes of a dead bloody Jesus.
And the sweet salvation of the universe was not yet apparent.
But Chucko knew all about that.	
He knew the future and the past.
He knew about Kennedy and Kent State
He knew what was coming so imminently,
He looked into that camera at Channel 7
And saw the children of the 50’s
Coming home in body bags from
The jungles of hell,
From the other side of the world,
From the bloody backside 
Where all things are vile and evil.
He saw fear, and an ocean of tears.
He saw ten thousand sunsets
And 50 thousand funerals of the crazy brave.
Even in 1962 
When the country was still a damn good country,
He rode the highways and byways with a pockmarked grin.
But he knew he could never tell of what was coming,
Of the madness and corruption and the greed,
“I’m Chucko, I’m Chucko,
I’m Chucko the birthday clown!”
Mother! Please! Take my hand.
I’m afraid!
Chucko the Birthday Clown is dead.

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