Thursday, March 9, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 9

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.


There’s Turkey to the west, and it
Has Georgia to the north. And hard
To spell are other ones that fit
Her other borders. And once scarred

By genocide—the nineteen-teens.
And conquerors have come and gone:
They work their ways; they vent their spleens—
Imposing, stealing. Might and brawn.

But independence came at last
In 1991. Since then
Some struggles—but they have held fast,
And hopes are higher than they’ve been.

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