At first I was thinking it was something by Robert Service with the wonderful imagery and pathos. I love how it engages you so completely as the story unfolds. The rhyme and meter is spot on making it so wonderful to read aloud. The first line begins:- Tom drank until he could drink no more, then he went to sleep on the bar room floor, where he tossed and turned with a troubled brain, to dream that he rode on the hell bound train.
This Poem was published in the east london royal docks news paper and was taken round the world by sailors and passengers alike. For years I had no idea where to find it. But thanks to google I did today. I-Like-Rhymes - An interesting aside but what about the poem Ralph? I've also been searching for a copy of "America's Best Loved Poems" that I lent out about 35 year ago and never got back. I purchased this book hoping I misremembered the title, but this isn't the same book.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing - Disc 2. I Want You to Love Me. Money Can't Save Your Soul. Looking from the Outside. Hellbound Train. All I Can Do. So Tired. Kim Simmonds. Let It Rock. The Saddest Feeling. Paul Raymond. There were rich men in silks , beggars in rags, Beautiful young girls, and withered old hags.
Black men and brown, mixed and white, All chained together what a terrible sight. The drunkard's train flew at an awful pace, Into heat that scorched skin from his hands and face.
As the scenery grew wilder he heard a hideous yell, Welcome suckers, you are now entering hell. Together the damned shrieked in pain, Begging old Nick to stop the train. But he just danced about and sang with glee, While laughing and joking at their agony.
The oldest to the youngest knew, for sin they must pay, And that all would be damned this horrible day. You, bullied the weak, robbed the poor, And drove the starving from your door. You put your wealth to rot and rust, In gold and silver and beastly lust. You laughed at justice and corruption was sown, Then deafened your ear to the poor man's moan. Hugo Award for Best Short Story — Complete list Retro — — — —present. Lansdale Works by Robert Bloch.
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