poet Robert William Service

Robert William Service

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A Hero

Three times I had the lust to kill,
To clutch a throat so young and fair,
And squeeze with all my might until
No breath of being lingered there.
Three times I drove the demon out,
Though on my brow was evil sweat. . . .
And yet I know beyond a doubt
He'll get me yet, he'll get me yet.

I know I'm mad, I ought to tell
The doctors, let them care for me,
Confine me in a padded cell
And never, never set me free;
But Oh how cruel that would be!
For I am young - and comely too . . .
Yet dim my demon I can see,
And there is but one thing to do.

Three times I beat the foul fiend back;
The fourth, I know he will prevail,
And so I'll seek the railway track
And lay my head upon the rail,
And sight the dark and distant train,
And hear its thunder louder roll,
Coming to crush my cursed brain . . .
Oh God, have mercy on my soul!

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Liza SudinaLiza Sudina (10/12/2020 12:19:00 AM)

    I love poems with good rhymes! Very strong and religious indeed!

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  • Chiori MathewChiori Mathew (12/25/2019 11:27:00 AM)

    i love the poem but i couldnt connect to the theme, i believe there is nothing wrong if you help me out

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  • yowski (11/14/2019 4:17:00 AM)

    cool poem bro very good and fiting broski dudski

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  • Emily (7/31/2019 9:53:00 PM)

    A little fritting on the as well

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  • Julia Luber (6/12/2019 6:50:00 PM)

    a little frightening as there are a number of serial killers who have left poems at their murder sites, and there could be more truth in this than is easily detected….also scary because I'm a strangling victim

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  • Matthew Holloway (11/20/2018 6:17:00 AM)

    Dark and yet somehow delightful

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    Brent m(3/8/2019 8:08:00 AM)

    yessssssssssssssssss i love it

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  • hovud (9/13/2018 11:13:00 PM)

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  • Lily Blake (9/7/2018 4:38:00 PM)

    This poem is the gave me a lot of inspiration. Thank you.

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  • Raynolds MoseamediRaynolds Moseamedi (9/3/2018 6:39:00 PM)

    Robert, What a great write, thank you for sharing.

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    Oh.my god i like Its amazing

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  • nut buster (3/6/2018 11:09:00 AM)

    finna bust a nut yeah

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  • Fajemidagba  Ayodele MatthewFajemidagba Ayodele Matthew (2/23/2018 3:21:00 AM)

    every humans has their inbreed evil withing but we should not allow that to control the Gods nature in us.

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  • big daddy (2/14/2018 2:36:00 PM)

    its dumb and gay

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