Spoken Word: Oh Columbus!

Spoken Word: Oh Columbus!

Christopher Columbus: Like a vulture, you created havoc, the innocent you made weak. Pilfering from Wattling island through Cuba, Jamaica to Antigua; down the Antilles, even Montserrat, every island till South America

What joy it is when an idea proves you are not insane
It was like - reach out and make Spain great again
Blood in your eyes, wealth on your mind, spice was your desire
A new route for trade your country needed to acquire
You were sailing into ports through naivety you were unaware
Inhabited but somehow their existence you didn't care
Calling it discover for their custom you could not adhere
Forget metal, ammo was made from wood bone and stone
Carib, Arawak, Taino everyone was Indian an error in your zone
Raping, stealing, taking advantage due to language barriers
Even enslavement, your corrupt ways they were not aware


Set out navigating West to get east great geographical gesture
Lost, you found islands with people. What discover?
You are a liar
Villainous and brutal desperate and evil you took the spoils
Like a politician offering bull shit promises when temper roils
You set out to get the finest seasoning taste buds can take
Turned that misery into a thieving unenviable slave trade
Avoiding pirates - new route - India was the continent you seeked
Like a vulture, you created havoc, the innocent you made weak
Pilfering from Wattling island through Cuba, Jamaica to Antigua
Down the Antilles, even Montserrat, every island till South America


Almost solely responsible for erasing the Hispaniola tribe of Tai'no
Your quest for seasoning and gold or as you called it Oro
They showed you how to have fun, make rubber ball from a tree
Conquistadors forced men to gold mines, then women were free
Amazing they gave you everything yet you seek more for spite
Rascal forcing your culture on them for might was always right
Thieving conniving Son of a bitch your tales were constipated
A story of lies greed and treachery with entrenched hatred
When the natives refuse to work some even committed suicide
Get rich European followers went to Africa dismantling our pride
We are celebrating Columbus Day that lying malicious scoundrel
What's wrong with indigenous people, for them only the bell knell
Where is the holiday for the people who actually owned the land
Who europeans didn't kill and rob to call their own to please stand

Note: William "Bubbles" Galloway is our Resident Spoken Word Contributor at MNI Alive Media