Denethor Poetry Writing Challenge

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1. Diving Down Into Hell

Diving down into hell

Feeling the flames burn within me

Captured in the depths of despair

Hope a distant memory of happier days

Fighting to breathe that cooler air

To draw that soothing blue-green calm within myself

Drown within that patience which knows not the stone or the flame.

Do I get the choice to hope?

Within me there lies the awareness

That I have far too much

For hope to come easily.

Too much knowledge for faith to take root

Too much fatalism for defiance to drive me onward

Too much stubbornness for surrender to come easily.

Yet despair cannot fully triumph,

Cannot drag me down to her dry sunken gardens

If hope is not mine

I may still watch such small pleasures of the soul

As remain to me.

And if I eat of the dust of despair

Yet the tears I cry shall wash my face

In place of the cooling rain of hope

I choose to dive into hell

To seek out its uttermost depths.

For in that blackness shall I find light.

13 JAN 2003

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.


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Author: Meg Thornton

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/25/03

Original Post: 01/13/03

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