A doggerel series about the countries of the world.
The Kingdom of Cambodia
Has had, of course, some other names.
And on a rare melodia,
A good musician (skilled at games
Of melody and beat) could play
The music of this distant land
To echo the rare peace today
That we can hope will just expand.
Throughout my life there have been times
When heinous actions happened there—
The foulest sort of brutal crimes—
Like war and genocide. We care—
We humans—this won’t reoccur.
We must ensure that every place
Is safe and solid. We prefer
That earth can bear the human race.