Monday, June 26, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 110

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.


An Indian Ocean island spot—
It’s known for mountain, ridge and reef—
Its Gorges Park (good for relief
When weather there gets much too hot).

Port Louis is the capital—
A parliament is now in sway—
A president as well—no way
They’d like a form more tragical.

It once was French—and then was Dutch—
And independence? ’68.
And though things are not always great—
They know this way is better—much.

It has no mammals (well, just us!),
But some have come by accident—
By merchant ship (or somehow sent)—
But lots of birds (they make a fuss).

And so it’s out there in the sea—
Its islands, beaches, and its parks.
Among the last of my remarks?
I wish a journey there were free!

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