Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 98

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.


Oh, I remember Lichtenstein!
In seventh grade Geography!
The teacher chose then to assign
To find the smallest we could see

There on the world map. And so
We saw those tiny places that
The most of us just didn’t know—
Like Lichtenstein—the habitat

Of eagle, ptarmigan, and hare—
Of fox and marmet and some deer
And mountains—mountains!—everywhere.
And not a government you fear.

Old Austria is just next door—
And Switzerland is right nearby.
And what’s a bigger neighbor for?
To have your back ... so keep them nigh!

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