an ode to saddam on his birthday - a poetry contest
It's poetry time!
Today is the 66th birthday of Saddam Hussein. Dead or alive, evil tyrant or benevolent madman, mass murderer or benign leader, all depending on who you talk to.
Let's give the guy a birthday to remember. I won't hold you to just limericks today. Free verse, haiku, what have you. Either way they will most likely all come out the same -
roses are red
violets are blue
my puppy is dead
and so are you.
Or something like that.
This time, there will be a prize. Yes, a real, tangible prize that you can actually hold in your hands and show off to your friends and family - your choice of either The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understand Iraq or The Oxford Book of Satirical Verse.
So "celebrate" Saddam's birthday with some poetic justice. Entries due by midnight tonight. Leave them here in the comments.
Rules, regulations, whatnot:
As this contest revolves around it being Saddam's birthday, the poem should mention that at some point.
Length is up for grabs, but no epic poetry, please.
Enter as many times as you wish, but enter only one poem per comment.
You MUST leave a real name and email address.
Trolls welcome, but just wait until my Poetry to Trolls contest. You'll be sorry!
Writing AS someone is good. For instance, Robert Fisks' love poem to Saddam on his birthday would be funny.