Widows: 3. Replaced

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3. Replaced


Sad mouth,

silent eyes

She is a wraith

and she cries.

She left long ago her old life behind,

a torn, fragile body; the love of her kind

who mourned for her

to sit in dark halls, refusing to hear

the pleas of the child she had left in tears.

She was not aware.

Look there, silent spirit, and see there

Withered lilies lie beneath your fingers

A fading grief, a promise not kept,

and broken was the bond that had lingered

the day when I killed you again.

Did you come now to remind me?

* * * * *

Sad mouth,

silent eyes

She is a wraith,

and she hides.

Searching and running; then she disappears

Stay quiet, listen: her breath I can hear

so soft in the dark.

I can feel her grieving, and savour her tears

Her gaze is accusing, but she is never here

and she never was.

Sad mouth,

silent gaze

She is a wraith

and she is dead

Still, deep in the night she is waiting for me

and deep in the shadows she dwells

I turn away, cravenly fearing to see

the dead spirit , cloaked in pain

who calls me intruder with silent disdain.

(The End)

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: Maeve Riannon

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: 1st Age

Genre: Drama

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 11/05/06

Original Post: 10/25/02

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