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Mandos’ Cold

A/N: Elves go to Mandos’ Hall’s when they die. This is what happens. A bit dark, because that’s the way I was feeling when I wrote it. From Glorfindel’s viewpoint. Dug this out of an old notebook, wrote it a while ago, hence the date at the end. (Posted first on ff.n, ‘x’ denotes space between stanza’s. I wasn’t sure about the Era so apologies if its wrong.)

Mandos’ Cold

The windows look out,
Upon my old life.
A scene flashes by,
A glimpse of a past.
That time is betrayed now,
Its secrets revealed.
And now life is over,
My wounds still unhealed.

I look to the sunset,
Away past the sea.
This is the only light,
Given to me.
My proud heart is aching,
My whole world is shaking.
One mistake and I know,
All is over.

The things I once did,
I once said, I once saw.
They exist only now,
As that small, fatal flaw.
In life I was strong,
Yet in death I am weak.
And watching life’s joy,
Can make the dead weep.

I exist as a memory,
A figment of time.
In a place of all “his”,
I can say only “mine”.
The cold it invades me,
Removes all my peace.
My heart is now frozen,
My old life deceased.
Shadowed Mind- 20-04-04

A/N: Review’s are welcome. Feedback is always useful.

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: Shadowed Mind

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 2nd Age - Pre-Rings

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 07/21/04

Original Post: 07/01/04

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