Thursday, March 30, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 30

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.
Cape Verde.

This is an archipelago—
That lies beyond the western coast
Of Africa. And few now know—
I speak for me!—and few can boast

Of knowing much about the place—
Or having been there on a trip.
But anyway—in any case—
You get there (duh) aboard a ship,

And there you’ll find some history—
The Portuguese once claimed the spot.
And there you’ll find, and there you’ll see
The beaches are, well, nice and hot.

Just count the islands (there are ten),
And nine of them are occupied,
Volcanic in their origin.
Be careful: Mountain booms—you’re fried.

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