Photo of Christopher Columbus statue in Detroit ‘Columbus Statues Defaced (A Haiku)’ and Other Poetry by Joe Tessitore The Society October 8, 2017 Poetry 2 Comments Columbus Statues Defaced A haiku High-jacked history An Autumn of mutiny We are lost at sea A Step Beyond A step beyond The Enemy lurks directing his army of mindless jerks in the conduct of an Uncivil War and no one knows what they’re fighting for. Foundations shake, conventions break and the privileged take the knee. Can a step too far eclipse the star of a land that once was free? Post your Columbus Day poetry below in the comments section. Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 2 Responses Fgm October 8, 2017 Columbus was great in fact We have history to know by that And the present day is testament to that fact no more no less But the sub human nature of “modern” Based on communism all things sodden Inverts the good and bad no shame Is the concept of their game So hate and malice are that love That “the modern” “views” try to “give” us Reply Leonard Dabydeen October 8, 2017 History and all Even with a mutiny Sea embraces us. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.