Manuel Noriega and Saddam Hussein
Are gone; before too long, George Bush must follow.
Thus villains, in the end, by time are slain,
Their vanities and airs revealed as hollow.
The good men leave behind may live beyond
Tumescence in the grave, as bodies swollen
Give way to worms, but reputation fond
Among the living soars, not to be stolen.
Let us give to these corpses peaceful rest,
However heinous what they did in life;
To let them lie forgotten will be best,
No drain on good men in this world of strife.