Sam's Lament: 1. Sam's Lament

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1. Sam's Lament

I never knew the Sun could weep,
Red rimmed tears into the waves.
The sea's lament whispers to the sand.
Salt limed sails billow,
Catch the evening breeze, beat a farewell tattoo.
My tongue tastes salty, traitorous tears.
I do not weep for you.
My sorrow selfish, my grief profound.
I would not have you stay;
Steadfast friend, beloved companion,
Brother of my heart.
Reach out for comfort
Where wiser council knows your worth.
Seek for truth amid the peace
Of freely offered kinship.
Go with my heart safe in your keeping.
Embrace your reward, gifted
For endurance beyond hope.
Shine forth your light, its radiant beam
Rivals the moonlight silver hues.
Farewell my friend, I will be strong
Though parting tears away my anchor.
Follow your star to journeys end,
Let healing love refresh your ragged soul.
Accept the grace and be forever whole.

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: shireling

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 10/20/03

Original Post: 09/22/03

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