Monday, March 6, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 6

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.


Anglola. Southwest Africa
Where once the Portuguese
Established a far colony—
And did just what they pleased.

It didn’t—couldn’t—last, of course.
In 1975
It gained its independence, and
Then planned for all to thrive.

It has a lot of resources—
Some precious gems—and oil.
There’s lots of farming there, as well—
They have much fertile soil.

And ocean beaches—splendid views.
So it is no surprise
That Europeans craved the spot—
While greed lit greedy eyes.

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