Sunday, April 9, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 40

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.

Congo. (The Democratic Republic of the)

It’s there in Central Africa—
It once was called Zaire.
It once was “darkest Africa”—
And much was there to fear.

It’s area is wild and vast—
And looking strange to me:
A little western finger that
Leads out there to the sea.

The chimpanzee, gorilla, and
All sorts of jungle beasts
Roam through the wildest forests—why?
They search for protein feasts.

It’s got some mountains, as you know—
That Congo River flows.
And lots of turmoil (government!),
As everybody knows.

We will not say a word about
That Tarzan guy—and Jane—
Nor Boy nor Cheetah—and I know
I don’t have to explain.

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