Search for: Poems Poets. Popular Poets. Robert William Service Poems. Back to Poems Page. It wasn't much fun, but the only one to whimper was Sam McGee. And that very night, as we lay packed tight in our robes beneath the snow,. And the dogs were fed, and the stars o'erhead were dancing heel and toe,. He turned to me, and "Cap," says he, "I'll cash in this trip, I guess;. And if I do, I'm asking that you won't refuse my last request. Well, he seemed so low that I couldn't say no; then he says with a sort of moan:.
Yet 'tain't being dead—it's my awful dread of the icy grave that pains;. So I want you to swear that, foul or fair, you'll cremate my last remains.
A pal's last need is a thing to heed, so I swore I would not fail;. And we started on at the streak of dawn; but God!
He crouched on the sleigh, and he raved all day of his home in Tennessee;. And before nightfall a corpse was all that was left of Sam McGee. There wasn't a breath in that land of death, and I hurried, horror-driven,. With a corpse half hid that I couldn't get rid, because of a promise given;. It was lashed to the sleigh, and it seemed to say: "You may tax your brawn and brains,. But you promised true, and it's up to you to cremate those last remains. Now a promise made is a debt unpaid, and the trail has its own stern code.
In the days to come, though my lips were dumb, in my heart how I cursed that load. In the long, long night, by the lone firelight, while the huskies, round in a ring,. Howled out their woes to the homeless snows— O God! But Tom's have thermostatic heat, With sympathy your grace to greet. Like silver they are neon lit, Making a halo as you sit: Then lo!
Oh were I lyrical as Yeats I would not sing of toilet seats, But rather serenade a star,— Yet I must take things as they are. For even kings must coyly own Them as essential as a throne: So as I tug the Muse's teats I envy Tom his toilet seats. Nam - Another piece I don't care too much for by Service. This is Service's greatest, and he wrote many great ones!
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