Friendship


I cannot remember what light is like
For darkness is all I can see
Yet a pale light lingers, almost unseen
In friendship that has travelled with me

I cannot remember what peace is like
Not in these lands, nor in my head
Have I ever been happy? I cannot recall
And the thought of that makes me so sad

I cannot remember what hope is like
Though a voice in my heart speaks of this
It’s his voice, giving me a memory of hope
And I realise that’s what he is

I cannot remember what home is like
Except when I look in his eyes
My little piece of the Shire in this strange, dark
land
My friend, my beloved Samwise
- Avondster