Columbus Day - Poem by Ima Ryma
We 'celebrate' Columbus Day,
Named for a guy who came by ship,
Never to touch the U.S.A.
Pretty much on an ego trip.
Catholic Knights of Columbus
Lobbied Congress and F.D.R
To stick the day on all of us
For immigrants who were and are.
The old and new worlds did not merge
In too much human harmony.
Those indigenous felt the purge
From immigrant brutality.
Columbus sailed off into fate -
Nothing for us to celebrate.
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