Friday, April 21, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 52

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.


The Land of Pharoahs! Of the Nile!
(Where Cleopatra sailed in style.)
Where Joseph used some useful guile,

Where there is now a grand canal—
The Suez—in a key locale,
And that has been its rationale.

The politics still flame and flare—
As they do, well, most anywhere
Where cultures clash in desert air.

The Romans tried, then left the place.
Napoleon—well he saved face
By heading home. Our human race

Cannot let go of dominance—
Though it can’t work—not even once—
Well, not for long. Is Man a dunce?

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