Sunday, June 25, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL , 109

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.


It sounds like music—listen now!—
Does Mauritania.
Though not in some weird vampire way,
Like Transylvania.

It lies in western Africa—
And has an ocean view.
Religion there’s Islamic,
And there’s some oil—woo hoo!

It’s got a jackal, crocodile—
Some tuna off the coast.
(Now tell me: Which of all of these
Would frighten you the most?)

There are some wildcats in the wild—
Some foxes and some seal—
And some of them see other ones
And think about a meal.

But most of it is desert—or
It’s “semi-arid” there.
It’s flat—some dunes and some plateaus
Rise in the desert air.

Some movies have employed the land
For desert kinds of sets.
Bruce Willis starred on one of them*—
As awesome as it gets?!

*The Fifth Element (1997)

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