How Do I Love Thee Challenge

Song for the Lost

1. Song for the Lost

Part I

Have faith, dear heart, for I am near
Through sorrows I shall find thee
To give thee strength and ease thy fear
Though tears unnumbered blind me.

Find hope, dear love, deep in thy heart
Where lies a hidden might
Though shadows yet keep us apart
Our souls shall reunite

I come, dear friend, to lift thy grief
Though still black night prevails
For nought can weaken my belief
In love, though all else fails

And know, dear lord, that we are one
And soon thou shall be free
Then all thy hurts shall be undone
Thou shall return to me

Hold true, dear one, to thy own soul
For therein lies my love
It gives thee warmth and makes thee whole
My Friend, my Lord, my Love.

Part II

I come, my friend, to soothe thy pains
And in my arms enfold thee
With trembling hands, I loose thy chains
That shall no longer hold thee

But now, my lord, what pain is this
To lose thee at the last?
Cold lips impart a final kiss
As still I hold thee fast.

And yet, my Love, my spirit cries
Though thou hast thy release
I gaze into thy sightless eyes
To see thee now at peace.

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: Lalaith

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 10/31/03

Original Post: 05/25/03

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