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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!


Comments about A Hero by Robert William Service

  • Gold Star - 5,233 Points Jerry Wells (12/19/2017 9:43:00 PM)

    WE ALL SHOULD HAVE A HERO IN OUR LIFE (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,587 Points Jerry Wells (12/11/2017 3:28:00 PM)

    YOU SHOULD NOT LET THE EVIL OVER TAKE YOU BECAUSE THERE IS A WAY TO OVER COME ALL EVIL BY JESUS CHRIST HE IS THE WAY (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,726 Points Lungelo S Mbuyazi (11/25/2017 5:41:00 AM)

    Well penned poem. Like it (Report) Reply

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Poems About Hero

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