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From The Dark
By Valiril Erquentien

The moon and sky is ever dark and leaf and stone create the marks
Upon the shadowed face as the call comes from the grave
But fear and horror take their holds, and forgotten is hope like dust in wind
The horn blows and all is silenced, when heavy footsteps tread the path

To Mordor, Sauron’s forge glimmering like a poisoned spear amongst the clouds
When broken bones and the bleeding dead is left a wandering road to rot
And to carpet the Dark Lord’s footsteps, as death and screams echo round
His evil crown shining dark and tattered cloak billowing in the foul wind

But forgotten hope comes riding in, shining bright amongst darkness dim
And the sword is broken and the Ring is dropped into dust shining gold
It should have ended that very day, to drop in molten rock bubbling with red
But no it lived to this day, to bring little folk from out the secret place

When smallest things make the change
From the dark evil looms menacing
But brave hearts and shining souls
Make the wandering path fair.


About the poet

My name is Dionne Lo, but I have an Elvish name,Valiril. I’m Singaporean, young and still in school.
I discovered Tolkien quite a long time ago, actually. I got bored, dug around in my older brother’s bookcase, looking for a book, preferably a huge thick one to take up all of my time. After finding Lord of The Rings, I discovered There and Back Again and then…the holiest of Tolkien’s writings (At least I thought it was.), Quenta Silmarillion, or The Silmarillion.
Aside from being glued to my laptop and books, I draw, sing, write, sleep and eat. I don’t really do much of drawing and writing, I eat more then I sing (And I sing a lot.) and sleep as often as time allows. I picked up on poetry quite recently and started to write quite a few. My first was ‘From the Dark’, a poem about the Last Alliance.


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