A doggerel series about the countries of the world.
It was back in the day when I did a report
For geography class—didn’t want to distort
All the facts and that stuff, so I copied (again!)
From a reference book—yes, a bad classroom sin!
So, Honduras this time—well, the Mayans were there.
And some forests abound—and the tropical air.
And it has lots of coastline—a visitor’s boon—
And some venomous snakes that make some flee—and soon.
It was in seventh grade when I, well, plagiarized—
A technique that, of course, was not too well advised.
And my teacher was wise—and she recognized me—
And rewarded it all with a “gentleman’s C.”
(I exhaled a deep breath—for it should have been "F.")