BoromirReadingYeats_RevWelcome to The Great Hall of Poets, our regular monthly feature showcasing the talent of Middle-earth fans. Each month we will feature a small selection of the poems submitted, but we hope you will read all of the poems that we have received here in our Great Hall of Poets.

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From Sam to Frodo

by: Lydwina Marie

I imagine Sam thinking this to Frodo at Mount Doom, when Frodo claims the Ring for himself. I originally entitled this poem “Fear”.

I look at you — in your face —
and sadness fills my heart.
You will not fight for what is true,
your face speaks more than words.

I know I can’t force you to do
what, above all things, I should;
Fear has overpowered your heart,
and shivering, accosts your soul.

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