Sunday, April 23, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 54

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.=

Equatorial Guinea.

You see it in Africa—there on the coast—
And it’s got lots of oil (not that they care to boast).
It once broke from the Spanish—the year,’68.
Though the language stayed Spanish—yes, such was its fate.

It’s got elephants, chimps, and gorillas, as well.
There are lovely gray doves—and some snakes (please don’t yell!).
And some islands compose this small country’s domain—
And at times over jungles come rain and more rain.

The Atlantic still laps at this country’s far shore—
And despite all their oil, they would love to have more.
For there’s always a market for stuff that will burn,
That will fuel all our cars so that we can go earn

Our livings.

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