A doggerel series about the countries of the world.
Botswana—landlocked in the south
Of Africa. And there
Are deserts—and a delta that
The animals must share.
And there are many noted ones
(That’s animals, I mean)
That roam the land—a sort of zoo,
The best you’ve ever seen.
It’s parliamentary, as well—
And spoken there, I’ve learned,
Is English, which is no surprise,
Their independence earned
In 1966. So bells
Of Freedom, ringing still,
In countries all around the globe
That work with hope and will.