Boromir and Frodo

(Frodo's thoughts upon Amon Hen while Boromir speaks. )

None of us should wander alone, you least of all.
Why do I wander, just what is my aim?
So much depends on you. Frodo?
A voice bringing council, who calls my name?

I know why you seek solitude. You suffer, I see it day by day.
Over me is a power which threatens to drive me insane
Be sure you do not suffer needlessly.
Would that this was over, so much to explain

There are other ways, Frodo, other paths we might take.
I know what you would say,such a simple refrain.
and it would sound like wisdom, but for the warning
in my heart. Why must there be this terrible pain?

No!

Warning? Against what? They are all afraid, Frodo.
And can they, the council, be held to blame.
But to let that fear drive us to destroy what hope we have
It's just you and I, friend, caught in fate's cruel game.

Can’t you see? It’s madness. There is no other way.
The Ring feels your strength, your power and fame.
I ask only for the strength to defend my people!
If you would but lend me the ring. And I am lame.

No!

Why do you recoil? I am no thief. You are not yourself.
I begin to hear as the Ring starts to call out your name.
What chance do you think you have? They will find you
A fit of jealousy, as it is you that it now seeks to claim.

will take the ring, and you will beg for death before the end
What price is the freedom from a dreaded flame?
Fool! It is not yours save by a happenstance. It could have been mine.
I see it now, it reflects in my face, we are both one, the same.

It should have been mine!
A shiver runs down my small frame.
Give it to me!
We are both one and the same.

No!


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