Sunday, April 3, 2011

Columbus' Edge

“Those dummies think the world is flat!”
Cried out Columbus to his crew.
“But we are going to prove them wrong!”
His mates cheered, “Yipdeedoo!”

“For if the world were flat,” he said,
“The oceans would slide off,
And the blue vastness which we sail,
Would be an empty trough!

And if the earth was flat, you know,
My goal would be impossible.
But since I'm planning to be famous,
Failure is implausible.

We’ll rewrite history books!”
He laughed, crazed with excess mirth,
“THE EARTH IS ROUND!” he yelled as his ship
Sailed off the edge of the earth.

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