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Not quite limericks

There is a gentleman in Beijing
By the name of Xi Jinping
With a burning ambition
And steely determination
To be the world’s uncrowned king.

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Whither Pax Britannica?
Whither Pax Americana?
The coronavirus
Reigns imperious.
Welcome to Pax Sinica.

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From gunpowder to printin’,
We owe China umpteen
Thanks for innovation.
But hell and tarnation!
No thanks for Covid-19!

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It isn’t the Wuhan virus,
Or the China virus,
W.H.O.
Will have us know,
Whatever it is, God save us!

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Only a foolish prat
Will risk a stupid spat
With mighty Beijing,
Capable of subjugating
Entire continents with a virus off a bat!

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Shed a tear for poor Huawei
Pining for business that got away.
The government in Beijing
Is impotently raging,
Other countries are dumping Huawei.

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By Abhijit

Abhijit loves reading and writing.

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