Song To Éowyn

You wish for nothing more than this death:
In a blaze of glory that you will meet your end
Freed of the fears that you have long kept concealed
No longer hampered by the grief of mortal lands
For one love forsaken, you would forsake all love
Scorning that hope may be offered to you
Into the night's forgetfulness you crave to plunge
That all shameful fears and hidden doubts be through

You claim you fear neither death nor pain
But a hidden dread despairs you
You fly from hope, and of love afraid
And beg for the darkness to claim you
Though you profess you are without fear
Your dormant terror emerges in the watches of the night
You break all bonds that hold you here
For, my lady, you fear life

Long ago you realised love held too much pain
And all held dear would only be taken
You refused to know that hurt again
So to shut all out and to shut yourself in
This strong fortress you began to build
Denying its enclosures made a cage
And in your stone-made heart you willed
To never admit you were miserable this way

You claim you fear neither death nor pain
But a hidden dread despairs you
You fly from hope, and of love afraid
And beg for the darkness to claim you
Though you profess you are without fear
Your dormant terror emerges in the watches of the night
You break all bonds that hold you here
For, my lady, you fear life

When unknowingly a lone hand came
To the edge of your constricting wall
And carefully unlatched the cage
Your hopes rose, only to fall
Once more you came to realise
That hope and love were only cruel things
That play with the heart and with the mind
And dash you on the cold ground again

In despair you locked the door
Barricading the passages to your heart
Welded the locks harder than ever before
And shrunk with pain behind new scars
Coldly you refused the healing touch
Another hand desired to bring
Afraid to admit that you feared such
And once more refused to revisit the sting

You claim you fear neither death nor pain
But a hidden dread despairs you
You fly from hope, and of love afraid
And beg for the darkness to claim you
Though you profess you are without fear
Your dormant terror emerges in the watches of the night
You break all bonds that hold you here
For, my lady, you fear life

But every winter wind
Is defeated by the spring
And every heart may learn
To discover hope and love again
And when one has learned to fly
And learned to bear the falls that come
There is no need to hide from life
Nor lose all hope for the Sun

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