By: Meish Goldish
Christopher Columbus was one of a kind.
A way to the Indies he wanted to find.
People said, "Chris, you'll never succeed.
"But he had a plan, he had a need.
Sailing from Spain was Chris' idea,
On the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
People said, "Chris, you'll fall off the earth.
"But he followed his dream for all it was worth.
The year was 1492
When Columbus set off with an eager crew.
People said, "Chris, you'll never reach land.
"But on he sailed, just as planned.
Two months later, an island was found.
There were Native Americans all around.
Chris and his crew began to explore
What the Indians discovered long before.
Chris didn't know the trip he led
Was not to the Indies, but America instead!
Even so, he gained such fame
That now the whole world knows his name!