A doggerel series about the countries of the world.
It lies there on the western coast
Of Africa. Its history, long—
And slave-related (much was wrong),
But now there’s much of which to boast.
There are some flatlands—jungles, too.
And heat too fierce for me (and you?).
Oh, it’s a land where nothing’s dull!
It’s got a hippopotamus—
A pygmy species living there—
And monkeys swinging everywhere—
Gorillas eat—don’t make much fuss.
It’s been an independent state—
It never was colonial.
And there—with history so full—
They’ve been controlling their own fate.