There was a Conquistador from Spain

Standard

There was a conquistador from Spain.
Having more his game–Cortes was his name.
He stripped Montezuma and the Aztecs of their lives and boon.
Warfare , slavery, and disease resulted in their doom.
Cortes called his conquest New Spain–what should cause shame earned him fame.

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “There was a Conquistador from Spain

  1. I don’t think I have the background knowledge to fully appreciate your poem, but I enjoyed it! Love the last line and wonder if there are other times in history where the same thing happened – shame earning fame. Thx!

    Like

  2. Good mentor text to inspire some Social Studies writing! I’ll share with 5th grade teacher in my school who does a lot of projects with her class for Social Studies.

    Like

  3. Paul

    Ha! Love it! I have to start making these — in fact, kind of started today with a Hamlet sonnet. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s