(Royal Hell Spawn by dza 1994)
1. the product or offspring of a person or place (used to express distaste or disgust).
[origin: 15th century; Middle English, from Anglo-French espandre to spread out, shed, scatter, spawn, from Latin expandere to expand]
These are the hills that many a sultan trod;
Their rocks have known full many a victor’s stride;
These peaks could tell their tale of human pride—
See where they rear, each like a somber god.
Aye, they have gazed since first the primal dawn
Fired with a wild, vague flame a bestial soul
Who rose and stood and saw his fallen spawn
With him, somehow, part of Creation’s whole,
And made himself immortal with a goal
To be attained—this untaught simian faun.
Aye, but these peaks have known the human tread:
The ebb and flow of dim humanity,
The restless, surging, never-ceasing tide,
The swarming tribes that came unceasingly;
The lust of kings, the bloody war-dawn’s red,
The races that arose and ruled—and died.
They will be brooding when mankind is gone;
The teeming tribes that scaled their barricades—
Dim hordes that waxed at dusk and waned at dawn—
Are but as snow that on their shoulders fades.
[from “The Hills of Kandahar“; to read the complete poem see The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard, p. 304; Always Comes Evening, p. 51 and Robert E. Howard Selected Poems, p. 196)]