Cage - Eowyn laments in Dunharrow

On the steps of my prison
On the edge of my grief
I stand here and the walls are closing
The Sun has not risen
And when it shall I cannot see
For the despair and the darkness are growing
I am alone now
In the twilight
And the stars no longer shine
I am confined now
And unable to fight
No one will heed my cries

Enclosing, encircling
This cage I have built
And though my own work
It is what I most fear
Grasping, clinging
Prison of my own guilt
Soon the chains will be so weighty
I will not have the strength to stir
The bars are closing around me

I am one with the darkness
I am a child of the night
When even the Moon has hidden its face
Against this flood I am helpless
And there is shame in flight
And I cannot run, confined in this space
I am lost here
Floundering in pain
Light mocks me with unattainable bliss
I beat my hands here
Against the walls of my cage
But the walls and the bars do not give in

Enclosing, encircling
This cage I have built
And though my own work
It is what I most fear
Grasping, clinging
Prison of my own guilt
Soon the chains will be so weighty
I will not have the strength to stir
The bars are closing around me

Hope dances out of reach
And just now I fear it
For its pain of loss is greater that I can bear
For death only I seek
Death glorious and valiant
In which to drown my shame and my despair
Night is coming for me
And I welcome its embrace
Let it take me where shameful fears cannot follow
Still the light beckons wistfully
But away I turn my face
For me there is no hope left in tomorrow

Enclosing, encircling
This cage I have built
And though my own work
It is what I most fear
Grasping, clinging
Prison of my own guilt
Soon the chains will be so weighty
I will not have the strength to stir
The bars are closing around me

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