Saturday, April 8, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 39

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.


Volcanic archipelago—
Near Africa—the eastern coast.
It has a Sunni Muslim host—
The Indian Ocean—pace is slow.

Its independence came at cost
In 1975. The French
Had been there once, had tried to quench
Their thirst for power. But they lost

Dominion there—the Portuguese
Had been there too. But left as well.
The poverty is grim to tell,
Could bring so many to their knees.

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