A Prayer of Question for Those at Home

by Mar 25, 2004Poetry

Through Rohan over fen and field,
Where light shan’t fall, nor darkness yield,
What news from afar does the wind bring,
About the Fellowship, Quest, and the Ring?

Where now is Gandalf, through shadow and flame,
The bringer of light when darkness came?
What news of Aragorn, King Elessar,
And the Dunedain who wander afar?
What news of Frodo beside his faithful Sting?
What news of Sam and the journey of the Ring?
Where are the Hobbits, Merry and Pip, Halflings of the Shire?
Why do the Ents doth march, to undo death and fire?
And in this all is Gimli, of stout heart and mind?
Who will ride to Gondor’s aid when all are out of time?
Where now are the Nazgul, flying up high,
When death, defeat, and darkness are nigh?
Where now is Boromir the Tall,
For the Tower of Guard doesn’t take up his call?
And Faramir, with his men long away,
What part have they to play?
When Gollum and Smeagol take the lead,
Is there rightfully no fear to heed?
Who shall pass the Door of the Dead
And take those paths with peril ahead?
Will Saruman, with broken staff,
End up having the last laugh?
What draws His eye to the Black Gate
When so close is His ill-mannered fate?
Where now are the Eagles, soaring to battle ground
When darkness turns to light and things slowly turn around?
What will happen if we should win and everything turn right?
Will it be the end of darkness and the last of Sauron’s might?

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