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The Weakling: Robert E Howard

Posted on: 11 August 2006

I died in sin and forthwith went to Hell;
I made myself at home upon the coals
Where seas of flame break on the cinder shoals.
Till Satan came and said with angry yell,
“You there – divulge what route by which you fell.”
“I spent my youth among the flowing bowls,
“Wasted my life with women of dark souls,
“Died brothel-fighting – drunk on muscatel.”Said he, “My friend, you’ve been directed wrong:
“You’ve naught to recommend you for our feasts –
“Like factory owners, brokers, elders, priests;
“The air for you! This place is for the strong!”
Then as I pondered, minded to rebel,
He laughed and forthwith kicked me out of Hell.

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8 Responses to "The Weakling: Robert E Howard"

Thanks for this Ann, I hope you post some more. I actually didn’t realised Bob wrote poetry until your previous post on WWW

A man who cared for his mother like Robert E. Howard must surely have gone to heaven, if there is one.

I read this earlier and I had to go away and think about it… I’m still not too sure what to say.

I must go and look in the university library to see if they have any of his work. Thanks for letting us know about his other work, Ann.

I didn’t know he wrote poetry either. Thanks Ann.

Good job Ann!

Ann, you uncovered a beauty!!

Wow…

Very cool design! Useful information. Go on!
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