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They’ll have to make the best of it…

9 April 2015

Well, this is the tale of a Korean ship

That crashed into a reef…

Kim Il-Jong would like it back,

But Mexico is causing grief.


It seems the ship is embargoed,

And besides, it doesn’t float…

The best the North Koreans can do

Is send a stiffly worded note.


In hotels in Túxpam now

North Korean sailors wait

Until the situation is

Resolved at some future date.


So, this is the tale of the castaways

They’ll be here for a long long time,

They’ll have to make the best of it —

It’s an uphill climb.


Phones that work, and motor cars,

Tequila and  TV

I’m not sure they’ll ever go home…

IN Mexico, there is kimchee.




BBC: N Korea urges Mexico to free detained ship

Reuters:  North Korea warns will act to get back ship held by Mexico

Guerrilla Comunicacional México:  Corea del Norte amenaza a México por la retención de un barco mercante

The Skipper, Mr. and Mrs. Howell, the Professsor, MaryAnn, Ginger and Gilligan.  Apologies to George Wyle and Sherwood Schwartz

2 Comments leave one →
  1. roberb7 permalink
    9 April 2015 10:35 am

    This is BRILLIANT!

  2. Valerie Moore permalink
    9 April 2015 3:19 pm

    Great post, cudos to the poet!

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