Happy Site (Bonavista)

NLTreasures By NLTreasures, 19th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2wynu975/
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Happy Site (Bonavista) is a fictional poem illustration how Bonavista was named by John Cabot

Happy Site (Bonavista)

When John Cabot arrived
I was just a young Boy
doing some hunting
the Beothucks and I
Then Squantum Leap thru his telescope saw
a small ship approaching
round the rocks of Pshaw

The ship kept on coming
sailing into the Bay
so Squantum and I
behind trees hid away
We both were quite curious
as who the strangers may be
so we took our position
behind a tall tree

They lowered a lifeboat
and for shore they did row
and stood on the beach fron
a stones throw below
They all seemed quite happy
once again to reach land
then dropped to their knees
and kissed the warm sand

And when they arose
wiping sand from their lips
what they wiped was not sand
but Caribou chips
Then came John Cabot
and stood on the shore
and kissed the same spot
as the others before

Then as they were leaving
I heard Cabot shout
Bona vista , yeah right
spittin chips from his mouth
So I really don’t think
he was naming the sight
just passing some sarcasm
on something not right.

Tags

Bonavista, Chips, Discover, Discovered, Discovery, Happy Site, Happy Site Bonavista, John Cabot, Sarcasm

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author avatar NLTreasures
I was born and raised in Bryants Cove, Newfoundland, Canada, in 1957
I enjoy writing Poetry, short stories, and creating videos with Music. My website can be found at newfoundlandtreasures.com

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