Musicals Gone LOTR: 6. The End of It

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6. The End of It

The End of It (Can You Feel the Love Tonight, alternate version)
Sam, after defeating Shelob and seeing Frodo

There’s a calm surrender
In this dark of day,
When the heat of a spider’s sting
Carries you away.

In this timeless moment,
Can I see it through?
It’s enough for this weary wanderer
Just to be with you.

Can this be the end of it?
Is this where we are?
It’s enough for this wide-eyed gardener
That we’ve got this far.

Now we’re at the end of it.
Now you’re laid to rest.
Even though I’ve seen kings and elven-lords,
You’re the very best.

When I think of everyone
Whose hopes are all on us,
I know this world is not all about
My pain, though torturous.

There’s a bigger reason
That you now lay still,
For which I must now take your burden up
To the quest fulfill.

We’ll be reunited
In the evermore,
When the heart of this star-crossed voyager
Beats in time with yours.

Now we’re at the end of it.
Now all hope is gone.
But while I still have any life in me
Your quest will go on.

I’ll return to see you
If I win or die.
When it’s done, I’ll be always by your side.
On that, you can rely.

How I hate the Dark Lord now
And this painful test.
It’s enough to make friends and counterparts
Leave the very best.

Now must I, though it tears me up inside,
Leave the very best.


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: Samus

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/17/04

Original Post: 02/06/04

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