O Man of Gondor destined for doom,
we see beyond your words of gloom.
You wish to use the tools you can,
to save the White City and your land.
If you could but see the path ahead,
you might choose apparent folly instead.
But had you chosen a different course,
things might have turned out for the worse.
The Fellowship would try to bear the load,
that was Frodo's to take down a lonely road.
As Gandalf said to his dear friends,
"Even the wise can't see all ends."
You died with honor that is sure,
your final admission was your cure.
So we honor you my fateful friend,
and wish you rest at journey's end.