A doggerel series about the countries of the world.
This is a recent country that
Was born just six short years ago,
Seceding from Sudan. Yes, at
The table this occurred. But slow
Is progress in a fractured state—
A civil war has raged for years—
And there is really no debate
About the blood, the fears, the tears.
Economy—it’s somewhat weak,
Though oil is in the money mix.
And, yes, it’s wealth that most men seek—
But this will be so slow to fix.
The wildlife there? Iconic things:
Giraffe and elephant, baboon,
And lion, leopard (they’re the kings)—