In the interest of making achmedisdead more colorful and prosaic, I blue-skied this concept for a short time and came up with some worthy alternatives. ergo:-
Any more worthy, or not-so-worthy contenders.?
Come bach achmed - all is forgiven
Alas, poor achmed. I knew him well.
Achmed has changed his name to abou ben adhem
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold:—
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the Presence in the room he said
"What writest thou?"—The vision raised its head,
And with a look made of all sweet accord,
Answered "The names of those who love the Lord."
"And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,"
Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low,
But cheerly still, and said "I pray thee, then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow men."
The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night
It came again with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed,
And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.
Achmed then changed it to abdul the bulbul ameer