Monday, June 19, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 103

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.


Southeastern Africa. And there
It is! Malawi is the name.
Its parks are full of varied game—
Diverse as it is anywhere.

It’s landlocked there—and very small.
Though Lake Malawi is a spot
That critters go when it gets hot—
Yes, lions, rhinos, zebras—all!

Its independence—’64.
That’s when it broke from the UK.
It’s democratic now (best way!).
But many there are very poor.

It’s had an awful time with AIDS—
A modern plague—the grimmest kind—
And still the search is on to find
A cure so that all sorrow fades.

The Great Rift Valley—north to south—
Tobacco is a major crop.
Its coffee? Well, for me—the top—
My drug of preference for my mouth!


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