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1. At Long Last

At Long Last

Softly, softly, she enters his room,
She knows he is going to die,
But she must be strong, and for his sake
She is desperate not to cry.

Gently, gently, she whispers sweet words,
Their truth she long has known,
And caught in his gaze, at the ending of time,
She knows that she cannot mourn.

Slowly, slowly, he raises his hand,
And she kisses it once – then again,
She does not want his life to end,
This valiant king of Men.

Quietly, quietly, she sits by his side,
As he falls into peaceful sleep,
Her eyes are bright with unshed tears,
For she has not the strength to weep.

Sadly, sadly, she says her goodbyes,
As she leaves everything behind,
But thoughts of her children – and of him -
Forever prey on her mind.

To Cerin Amroth she came at last,
In those far-off days of yore,
She laid herself down, with a long, sad sigh,
And came into tales no more.

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.

Story Information

Author: Noldo

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 4th Age

Genre: Poetry

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/22/04

Original Post: 11/13/04

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