Battle Maiden

On the battlefield standing
‘Mid the dusty smoke swirling
She with bright sword unsheathing
steps forth and defends.

With her king near her dying
her heart swiftly pounding
her strong loyalty flaming
the foe she defies.

An invisible terror
a black-robéd menace
A blade cutting lethally
Witch-King of death.

“No living man can kill me...”

Her shield-arm is breaking
she is stumbling and falling
but a small hobbit coming
is striking the foe.

Now again she is rising
and her helm away casting
her foe she is slaying
I am no man!


- Frodo Baggins