Africa, the overlooked continent
explored and colonized.
crawled out of the dust of revolution.
over the world like infesting ants.
new nation of America wanted some of their own.
they were no match for Great Britain’s might.
took many lands for himself.
Africa, North America, Central and South America, Australia, The Middle East.
given over to the crown.
soldier planting their bloody flag into new territory.
became queen bringing the world to her.
herself India’s Empress
Disraeli crowned her.
home, while fossils were contemplated,
enjoyed the new “Oriental things”
were brought to them.
from India assimilated
Tennyson welcomed his new British brothers
in one voice,
thought the sun would never set on their mighty empire.
the coming years
will see that they were wrong.