Saturday, 3 March 2012

Helping Out

Duty calls! Let us go forth and foil
Those pirates who try to despoil
Good livings well made
From clean honest trade -
And besides, it appears we've struck oil.

As soon as our pockets are filled,
The fuzzy-wuzzies may rebuild
Whatever they've lost,
And then stand us the cost,
Provided they haven't been killed.

Let's gather our paraphernalia
And don our imperial regalia!
Let's stride forth again
To help little brown men:
Rah rah! We've struck oil in Somalia!

© Philip Challinor

Britain leads dash to explore for oil in war-torn Somalia
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Philip blogs at 'The Curmudgeon' - He insists, "You'll come for the curses. You'll stay for the mudgeonry." Philip is the author of a number of books.

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