"Error Upon Error" as they say, History depends upon who writes it. Care to C/C this poem?
Error Upon Error
Columbus is blamed for it all
Thinking that India is where he landed
The people, Indians he did call
Error to another added
As still it has been so
Since centuries ago.
What if to Mars I would then sail
To look for life, or for other simians
But Venus landing did prevail
And creatures there I called "Martians"
Would it remain as so
Even after we know?
- DeeZire♥Lv 77 years agoBest Answer
I love your latest poems on history and humankind !
(Though I also love your sonnets as well) nice change.
But that's because I love history, space (and math too)
and your very intelligent way of seeing it.....and calling
it what it is, instead of what many do and tear apart our
heros and great ones of the past. Bravo.... Nicely done.
- RosalindaLv 77 years ago
Hi. Truthful thoughts in this piece, we human are not perfect, God knew this perfectly, that's the reason He said that man ( His people ERROR). Because of the lack of knowledge.We also learned from our human mistakes , we cannot fix every thing, but we can try, by first starting from our own selves first. I like the image , the topic , and the feelings I get from these words. Thanks for sharing.
- Lapiz Dominoes.Lv 77 years ago
Columbus, Petronius, H.Bruce Franklin and Homer`s `Iliad`?
I`d veto them all - to tell the ttruth - Claudius the one who had it made!
An unusual theme
yet the usual clear observations from you, Questor..
A good question too.
- Anonymous7 years ago
I get it. Cool thought. Yep, that happens a lot. Look up the origin of the Wgasa railway at the San Diego zoo!
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- 7 years ago
just goes to show that we r all humans & make mistakes
even people from centuries ago yet the world & life goes on
tho we correct our misleadings & mistakes when discovered
when it was found that the world was not flat we did not go on
sayin that it was did we? so that might help answer ur thought.
- IanLv 47 years ago
Like what DeeZire have said, I enjoy this one pretty much too, very good imagination here, indeed what would it be if we landed in Venus and call them "Martians", let's hope they won't be that stupid again.
- NatLv 77 years ago
An interesting concept.
"Matter of fact" way it's composed
is workmanlike and average.
- HDLv 77 years ago
You are delving into social commentary and philosophy. A very interesting development.