Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 111

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.


At last! A place that I have been—
But I’m not certain, you know, when.
I don’t think dotage is a sin?!?

America saw useful land—
And took it—now, ain’t power grand?
The Alamo! Strike up the band!

They’ve had to deal with foreign force—
The Spanish were not good, of course.
The Mayans had complaints, remorse.

The Aztecs, naturally, agree—
But guns and germs and steel (we see)
Defeated locals cruelly.

And now there’s talk—a border wall
(Which makes no sense, no none at all,
For barriers do naught but fall).

Best wishes to our neighbors near—
Ignore those here who foment fear ...
Let's hope for calmer atmosphere.

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