Filks from the Red Book: 33. I Do Know Why

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33. I Do Know Why

Author’s note:
As well as the usual disclaimer, I must note that the form of this is based on “Don’t Ask Me Why,” by Billy Joel. Boromir sings at Parth Galen.


All the Hobbits on this long journey
Do from thoughts of combats shrink
We the Men must fight to keep them free
And we may succeed, I think
Won’t wait for answers
I’ll take my chances
I do know why

All my life I’ve been the Steward’s child
And I’m waiting for that seat
All his choices have left me beguiled
And indeed I feel the heat
Won’t wait for answers
I’ll take my chances
And you know why

I have heard obedience can be a foolish thing
And it to the loss of will can lead
But I obey the Steward in the absence of a king
And for him would do a mighty deed

All the goblins in the Riddermark
Now come to disrupt our plans
Fight them all, I will not choose the dark
In the end I’ll make a stand
I ask no favors
From jumped-up rangers
Though I may die

Earlier I thought to take the Ring
Now its bearer’s gone away
Instead my blade will of battle sing
For as long as fight I may
There are no answers
I took my chances
And soon I’ll die
I do know why

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.

Story Information

Author: Celandine Brandybuck

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 05/02/04

Original Post: 03/08/03

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