A doggerel series about the countries of the world.
It’s off the coast of Africa—
Southeastern is the spot.
And as you very well might guess,
The weather can be hot!
It has a lot of wildlife that
You can’t see everywhere
It’s got some lemurs—comet moths—
A gecko that can stare!
As islands go, it’s very large—
Among the biggest, Yo.
And it’s a place that fauna-folks
So dearly love to go.
In 1960, it was free—
No more a part of France.
And in the streets, or so I’d guess,
Were music, wine, and dance!
There are some mountains—some plateaus—
Some grasslands there, as well.
Oh, it’s a place I’d love to see—As if you couldn’t tell!