Back to Middle-earth month 2012: 3. Causes of death

Reader Toolbox   Log in for more tools

3. Causes of death

Limericks for the Causes of death bingo card (including a few prompts that weren't called):

Infection
A brave lad from Waymeet
Shaved off all the hair from his feet
Cut, he died of infection
A most unexpected reaction
Although his toes looked very neat

Arrow
Arathorn took an arrow to the eye
Not something you want to try
It stings when you do it
He said, I have to admit
A most unpleasant way to die

Torture
An Elf held in his own tower
Was captured by greater power
Disguise he could not maintain
He died in terrible pain
And in a mood rather sour

Poison
A noble lord in Armenelos
Was quite at a loss
For his darling wife
Had cut short his life
Feeding him mushroom sauce

Self-sacrifice
An Elf of Gondolin ran into trouble
When he hit a Balrog on the schnozzle
He died in self-sacrifice
Or maybe slipped on some ice
An ignominious end to their quarrel

Hypothermia
A happy young Elf out of Tirion
Didn't stay so for very long
Against all good advice
He attempted the Grinding Ice
But then, the Noldor always were headstrong

Burning
There was an old Steward of Gondor
Who'd  had enough of the Ringwar
He said, upon lighting his pyre
One thing must be said for fire
You're guaranteed well done ...  for

Head injury
Fingon, High King of the Noldor
Faced a Balrog much bolder
His head cloven in twain
He was thoroughly slain
And would grow no older

Exhaustion
An Orc captain out of Isengard
Ordered to run his vanguard
Groaning and gasping for breath
They ran to their death
For the pace he set was too hard

Falling
Ancalagon the Black was cast from the sky
No need to wonder why
Eärendil explained afterward
It's all above board
These dragons leave me no room to fly

Starvation
A fat hobbit from Overhill
once used to eat his fill
In the Lockholes he was found
No longer very round
Starvation wasn't such a thrill

Shock
There once was an elf-maid fair and bold
Her story has never yet been told
She tragically died of shock
Dancing among the hemlock
Her lover's hands were ice-cold

A/N: Thank you to everybody who offered suggestions whenever I rhymed myself into a corner...


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: Nath

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/27/12

Original Post: 04/06/12

Go to Back to Middle-earth month 2012 overview

Comments

No one has commented on this story yet. Be the first to comment!

Comments are hidden to prevent spoilers.
Click header to view comments

Talk to Nath

If you are a HASA member, you must login to submit a comment.

We're sorry. Only HASA members may post comments. If you would like to speak with the author, please use the "Email Author" button in the Reader Toolbox. If you would like to join HASA, click here. Membership is free.

Playlists Featuring the Story

Tales of the North - 15 stories - Owner: Nath
A collection of my mostly Halbarad-centered stories, though Aragorn (and others) get some attention as well.
Included because: Chapter 4, 'Tales of the North' is a collection of Ranger stories.

Reader Toolbox   Log in for more tools