The Last

by Mar 7, 2005Poetry


My loved ones rest in yonder grey hills
The day is pale in saddness
I cannot tell what hour it is, for it is always misty and quiet
Where are the sun, the moon, the stars, Iluvitar?
I am the last on this dead earth
I have been hoping, praying for death to take me
Why was I chosen to lastly live
Iluvitar, deliver my soul.

I have mourned those that I’ve lost, waiting for a miracle to happen
And yet, there is no stir within, and suddenly lost all hope
I lie down anywhere, I do not care, and think of all the happy times
But, though, my saddness and tears have washed most of them away
Why do you torture me? Do you punish me? For I have not commited a crime
I have prayed every night, I have worshiped you
And still, even now I praise you, but yet, you continue this raging madness
Mabey I am dead, mabey this the cell of Melkor. This is surely not your Golden Halls.

I sometimes linger in Lothlorien and Mirkwood
I sometimes linger in Rohan and Gondor
My footsteps so slow and short, and yet, they bring me far and fast
Iluvitar, I had loved you so
You brought me love, peace, and joy
But now my heart is filled with doubt, and wished I had never been.

What happened to the Elven Kingdom of Lorien, oh Great One?
Where has the City of Light’s wonderness go?
Have you stolen it? And keep it as your power for future ruin?
What has happened to King Celeborn and Queen Galadriel?
The White Forests show no evidence
Only as if they had disappeared
By the swiftness of your hands
Iluvitar, what have you done?

What happened to the Elven Kingdom of Mirkwood, my Honor?
Where has the Greenwood Forest’s beautiness go?
Have you destroyed it? And keep it as a magic of distruction?
What has happened to King Thranduil and Prince Legolas?
The cold breeze reveals no evidence
Only as if they disappeared
By the swiftness of your hands
Iluvitar, what have you done?

What has happened to the Horselord Kingdom of Edoras, oh Lord?
Where has the Savannah Plain’s wildness go?
Have you deminished it? And keep it a a weapon of future slaughter?
What has happened to King Eomer and Princess Eowyn?
The once golden halls recall no evidence
Only as if they disappeared
By the swiftness of your hands
Iluvitar, what have you done?

What has happened to the White City of Minas Tirith, my Highness?
Where has the White Tree’s blossom’s go?
Have you poisoned them? And keep them as a shield for protection?
What has happened to King Estel and Queen Arwen?
The empty city presents no evidence
Only as if they disappeared
By the swiftness of your hands
Iluvitar, what have you done?

Still I walk….Still I pray….Illuvatar….What have you done……

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