Memorial Day Onlist Challenge

War and Remembrance

42. The Valar Have Had Enough

A/N: Their thoughts on seeing yet another link in the endless chain of Mortal war.

Smoke and battle veil the mountains.
Rivers flow like bloody fountains.
Wailing women on the shore
Watch the tide engulf, like war,
Pasts and futures. Nothing left
Save a hopeless wait for death.

Wise men, warriors brought them here,
Brought the shadow, fire and fear;
Made corrupt the high, the brave,
The good, and then defiled the grave;
Sickened Arda with their anger;
Left the innocent to linger

In the dark of vanquished sun,
Knowing light would never come;
Knowing dawn would never light
Evil's over-reaching night.
Hear their pleas to end the wrong.
Arda, sing your final song.

April 2003, Chathol-lin

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.


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Author: HA Writers Group

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/28/03

Original Post: 05/25/03

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