A doggerel series about the countries of the world.
No, Eriterea’s not too large.
It’s by a sea that says it’s red
On which you’ll see both ship and barge—
And where Old Moses, so I read,
Divdied waters (with some aid).
It had a bloody civil war,
But independence finally made
In 1991. That door
Of freedom opened up right there,
The Horn of Africa. That place
Remains what it became—and where
Some Hope remains, in any case.
All kinds of wildlife can be found—
From lions, hares—a wolf that’s gold!
So be so careful, walking ’round.
You might not live till you are old!