1. A Warrior's Last Lament
Beyond Dor-lomin that once I knew,
Upon the western shore I stand.
I cannot now return to the place
That long ago I called my land,
For I have changed and it has changed,
And time has worn us down,
While all I love has passed away,
While all I fought continues on.
And now the sea will welcome those
Who come in search of rest,
When rest alone remains for them
Within the waves of the west.
I will not linger still to wane
In a world that holds nothing for me.
I will not be again the thrall
Of Morgoth, for I am now free;
With freedom I will not be parted
From those I loved in life.
In the waves of the western sea,
I will leave the last of the strife
That I have so long endured.
My strength is spent; but others may
In time that I will never know,
Live to see at last the day
That I had hoped would come again;
So I depart, but hope remains.
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