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A Hero - Poem by Robert William Service

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!


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Poems About Hero

  1. 1. A Hero , Robert William Service
  2. 2. Hero And Leander , Christopher Marlowe
  3. 3. He Is More Than A Hero , Sappho
  4. 4. Hero And Leander: The First Sestiad , Christopher Marlowe
  5. 5. Hero , Siegfried Sassoon
  6. 6. My Hero Bares His Nerves , Dylan Thomas
  7. 7. The Hero , Rabindranath Tagore
  8. 8. The Last Hero , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  9. 9. Hero And Leander , John Donne
  10. 10. The Poet As Hero , Siegfried Sassoon
  11. 11. 05 - A Hero , nicola burkett
  12. 12. The Hero , Siegfried Sassoon
  13. 13. Hero-Worship , Amy Lowell
  14. 14. My Hero , Nathan Kraft
  15. 15. Hero And Leander , Friedrich Schiller
  16. 16. "Mom's My Hero&Quot; , Beau Burkett
  17. 17. My Hero , salsabila alkhatiry
  18. 18. Hero And Leander: The Second Sestiad , Christopher Marlowe
  19. 19. The Hero Of Rorke's Drift , William Topaz McGonagall
  20. 20. A Hero , Katharine Tynan
  21. 21. My Hero , Tim Meister
  22. 22. Hero In The Classroom , Susan T. Aparejo
  23. 23. General Grant -- The Hero Of The War , George Moses Horton
  24. 24. The Hero And The Villain , Noel Lopez
  25. 25. Jackie Robinson…an American Hero , Stanley Cooper
  26. 26. Soldiers Who Wish To Be A Hero , Anonymous Americas
  27. 27. A Hero Is One Who Falls Asleep With His .. , Wes Thompson
  28. 28. He Died A Hero? , Cynthia BuhainBaello
  29. 29. A True Hero , Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  30. 30. Soldiers Who Wish To Be A Hero , Anonymous
  31. 31. The Mind Inside My Hero , Ana Lia Zaldivar
  32. 32. The Hero Of Kalapore , William Topaz McGonagall
  33. 33. Our Hero , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  34. 34. Hero Stuff , Lonnie Hicks
  35. 35. My Husband, My Soldier, My Hero, My Friend , Courtney Lane
  36. 36. Hero Worship , Robert William Service
  37. 37. Superman My Hero , Aldo Kraas
  38. 38. General Gordon, The Hero Of Khartoum , William Topaz McGonagall
  39. 39. To Hermann Stoffkraft, Ph.D., The Hero O.. , James Clerk Maxwell
  40. 40. My Hero (Dad) , Scarred Unknown
  41. 41. Hero , sara messina
  42. 42. A Hero , Josh Carew
  43. 43. Hero? , Mark R Slaughter
  44. 44. Her Hero , HELEN.J WILLIAMS
  45. 45. Hero And Leander. The Fifth Sestiad , George Chapman
  46. 46. The Alcoholic Family Hero , A. Albert Aguero
  47. 47. My Hero , Ernestine Northover
  48. 48. Your Hero , Francis Duggan
  49. 49. Healfast, Healfast, Ye Hero Wounds , Louisa May Alcott
  50. 50. A True Hero , Grace Hays
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