The Proud Prisoner

A close look at the world’s most infamous convict

Although he’s a prisoner,
Saddam remains proud
refusing to say he’s done wrong.
The Butcher of Baghdad
still has loyal friends
and that’s why this war is so long.

An arrogant tyrant,
Hussein remains rude
contesting a judge’s request.
He’s most unrepentant
and bent on revenge
toward those who have captured his best.

Let’s pray no one springs him.
That’s surely a threat.
There are those who want Saddam freed.
In spite of the ways that he plundered Iraq,
his victims resist liberty.

And yet we’re committed
to do what we can
to give those Iraqis new hope.
The mad man who led them
and still thinks he does
might just as soon think he’s the Pope.