Burning Jamestown to the Ground

(disclaimer: the sources are taken completely out of context on purpose)

Maybe Bacon had a point
By burning Jamestown to the ground

He fought and called for justice!
(as women can’t be found)

It is because he’ll predict the good that’ll come
After 1913 comes around?

Maybe he needed more intellect in that early colonial town
Too much testosterone! “Wow, I’d rather drown!”

Maybe Bacon had a point
By burning Jamestown to the ground

Sources point to Bacon feeling
As though Indians were heathens

Not too fast, slow down a bit
Behind the hate, there’s reason

Jealousy! fired old Bacon’s bones!
And when his friends weren’t around

He wished, oh wished, to live the life
of perhaps living in a Mound?

Though Bacon stirred up wars and fights
He yearned for laughing with Indian buddies-
Stopping the hateful hype
And smoking a peace pipe

Maybe he soul yearned
For the beautiful simplistic life

Of hunting and fishing and dancing and light
Not hustle and bustle and working and fright

He hated Jamestown
And Industrialization

He hated its hypocritical stealing
And wished for it’s damnation

With the terrible things that America has done
Perhaps burning it down would be quite fun

The colonists should leave
Hush, without a sound

Hey, maybe Bacon had a point
By burning Jamestown to the ground

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/jefferson_papers/images/3b37480.jpe

(img source:http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/jefferson_papers/nbacon.html)

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One thought on “Burning Jamestown to the Ground

  1. OOOH! I actually am in love with this. I may not necessarily agree with the ideas and what not, but I really liked the structure that you put the poem in. I really liked the repeating couplet, which enhanced your point. My favorite line was “With the terrible things that America has done. Perhaps burning it down would be quite fun” I found it very meaningful and I totally admire you for this. To add to that real quick, I liked the fact that you actually referred to real facts and people like the Indians.

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