Saturday, June 24, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 108

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.

Marshall Islands.

Way out in the Pacific lies
This chain of islands many know.
Old ships beneath the water, Yo,
Now giving divers diving highs.

They lie near the equator—these
Sweet islands of volcanoes born.
Imperial powers (power’s porn!)
Once gave them up (no “pretty please”),

And now they’re independent—yes!
There is some farming, fishing there.
And coconuts are everywhere
A pygmy killer whale, so guess

What interests people much the more?
A whale or common coconuts?
(The former—no if’s, and’s, or buts:
A killer whale is not a bore!)

They’ve got some turtles, dolphins too—
Some sea birds that look pretty weird—
But nothing there that’s to be feared.
So a retirement place for you?

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