Let me tell you a story

About Nebuchadnezzar

He spared no expense

To build his palace of pleasure


He filled his city

With blue and gold

One of the world’s great wonders

Herodotus told


He built hanging gardens

And a tall tower

A testament

To his great strength

And raw power


First came the Persians

Then came the Greeks

Then came Saddam Hussein

Then George W. speaks


Once it held treasures

One of history’s peaks

Now you’ll find them on eBay

Sold as antiques!


Suffering and death

I’m sure we deplore

But men are not the only

Victims of war