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"The Shah must go!"
Said the powerful press,
Putting a demon in charge.

Ayatollah Khomeini
Enemy of free speech,
Enemy of truth.

Calling himself
A spiritual leader,
He said, "Murder the truth!"

Hitman? Or leader?
Calling people to prayer,
Then to do murder.

"Hey Mario, put out
a hit on dis guy!" Thus spake
the people's prophet.

Guns, knives, and mortars:
Spiritual leader? Huh!
Just thank God he's dead!

A terrorist died
And soon sanity returned;
We all shout, "Hurrah!"

Ayatollah Khomeini
Takes on world sanity,
And rolls dead in the dust.

False idol, false prophet:
Khomeini lies rotting,
In his private Hell.

Ayatollah Khameini
No better than Khomeini:
Just another fiend!

Islamic terrorism
Hides behind religion,
But no one is fooled.

Earthquakes rocked Iran
God's will to punish evil,
They did in his name.

Sodom and Gomorrah
Blasted to Hell by God!
Iran's turn will come.

Rocked by quakes, they dare
To ask for help; ask us to
Forgive their evil.

Modern Gomorrah
Let the devil take Iran,
God is through with it!

© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Since then we've had much more evil political leaders in the world, Bush, Obama, and Trump amongst then. But at the time of his death, when I wrote this verse, Khomeini was the most evil tyrant in my lifetime.

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