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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 - 12,140 Points Matthew Holloway (11/20/2018 6:17:00 AM)

    Dark and yet somehow delightful (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie hovud (9/13/2018 11:13:00 PM)

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  • Rookie Lily Blake (9/7/2018 4:38:00 PM)

    This poem is the gave me a lot of inspiration. Thank you. (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. Hero , Siegfried Sassoon
  4. 4. He Is More Than A Hero , Sappho
  5. 5. Hero And Leander: The First Sestiad , Christopher Marlowe
  6. 6. My Hero Bares His Nerves , Dylan Thomas
  7. 7. The Hero , Rabindranath Tagore
  8. 8. The Poet As Hero , Siegfried Sassoon
  9. 9. The Last Hero , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  10. 10. Hero And Leander , John Donne
  11. 11. The Hero , Siegfried Sassoon
  12. 12. 05 - A Hero , nicola burkett
  13. 13. My Hero , Nathan Kraft
  14. 14. Hero And Leander , Friedrich Schiller
  15. 15. Hero-Worship , Amy Lowell
  16. 16. "Mom's My Hero&Quot; , Beau Burkett
  17. 17. My Hero , Tim Meister
  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 , salsabila alkhatiry
  22. 22. General Grant -- The Hero Of The War , George Moses Horton
  23. 23. He Died A Hero? , Cynthia BuhainBaello
  24. 24. Soldiers Who Wish To Be A Hero , Anonymous Americas
  25. 25. Superman My Hero , Aldo Kraas
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  27. 27. A True Hero , Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  28. 28. Soldiers Who Wish To Be A Hero , Anonymous
  29. 29. The Mind Inside My Hero , Ana Lia Zaldivar
  30. 30. Hero In The Classroom , Susan T. Aparejo
  31. 31. The Hero Of Kalapore , William Topaz McGonagall
  32. 32. My Husband, My Soldier, My Hero, My Friend , Courtney Lane
  33. 33. Our Hero , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  34. 34. Hero Worship , Robert William Service
  35. 35. The Hero And The Villain , Noel Lopez
  36. 36. General Gordon, The Hero Of Khartoum , William Topaz McGonagall
  37. 37. My Hero (Dad) , Scarred Unknown
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  41. 41. Your Hero , Francis Duggan
  42. 42. Hero , sara messina
  43. 43. A Hero , Josh Carew
  44. 44. Hero? , Mark R Slaughter
  45. 45. Her Hero , HELEN.J WILLIAMS
  46. 46. Hero And Leander. The Fifth Sestiad , George Chapman
  47. 47. My Hero , Ernestine Northover
  48. 48. Healfast, Healfast, Ye Hero Wounds , Louisa May Alcott
  49. 49. Hero Stuff , Lonnie Hicks
  50. 50. Hero And Leander. The Sixth Sestiad , George Chapman
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