Like Sadam I too
Have a weapon of mass
Housed in a bunker
Hidden in a far-off place
Even Jesus can not find it.
Camouflaged by a smile and
Guarded by demons
It sits in a silo
Filled with sorrow
Years ago the peace treaty was broken
By a faceless man so evil
Even Hitler was in awe.
Wrestling with cleverly encrypted launch codes
Itchy on the trigger.
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