Inspired by the upcoming 4th of July US holiday

(Vaguely to the tune of “America the Beautiful”)

Amerigo Vespucci, 

an Italian mapmaker,

mapped the new world, 

then he said, “Just what 

is that place called?

Amerigo, America!

I’ll name it after me!

So every one will know my name

for all eternity!”

Makes me wonder

“Poets are rather uncomfortable chaps to have round. They are capricious, irritable, temperamental, selfish, and usually demand all the attention.” – Mr George Percival Jones in “The Carpet From Baghdad” by Harold MacGrath

Just how did my parents put up with me in school?