Sunday, June 4, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 88

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.


Far out in the Pacific lies
A cluster of some islands that
Is now a country. Though its size
Is not immense—or broad and flat—

It has some recent history—
A World War—and climate change--
In ’79 its liberty
From England. There is nothing strange

About volcanic origins—
And Christmas Island is but one
Of thirty-three—and so begins
A wish to visit—can't be done.

And now … confession (good for soul!) …
A small one—just a little bit.
If truth is here a major goal:
That country? I’d not heard of it!

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