If you want to spent winter at your ease
where the climate is better than just mild
and where there's nothing noisy or too wild,
don't think of Panama, but of Belize.
I know this sounds like a rather odd wheeze,
you don't have stacks of money piled
up at home and you're certainly no child,
but it's the kind of place that might just please.
The plane takes you to Houston or Miami,
the people all speak good English Creole,
for some reason I think there of Black River;
I realise this sonnet's somewhat hammy,
and that you might think I'm just playing a role,
but I'd say it would be good for your liver.