Frodo to the Ring

- jan-u-wine

Commentary by CedarRapidsBorn: Sam is still there, but  Frodo is not aware of him just now... this is a very very very sad poem by jan-u-wine.. just desolate... do not read if you get depressed and have trouble getting un-depressed. I can only say that the only thing that 'saves' me when reading it is that Frodo is still fighting back , with what little strength he has left, even to the point of some bit of sarcasm thrown back at the Ring (his talk of its 'mercy'), and I know Sam is still there. He just can't hear Sam at this moment.

Yours
is the only
voice
I hear now:

a voice
without
sound,

a river
of crushing
Darkness
running
through
my mind,

carrying
the small
spark
of myself
yet remaining
into nothingness.

It matters not
that I cry
out
against you,
it matters not
if I
fight
until
breath
leaves me.


It matters
not.


No one
will hear -
no one
will save
me
in this
empty
Night.


Your thought
covers
mine,
becomes
mine:

your laughter
spills
bitterness
from my unwilling
lips.


How lost I am:
my foot
stumbles
upon
the finality
of the Road,

my mind
desperately
seeks
death's haven.


Even this
you
will deny me,
even the small,
stark
comfort
that waits
beyond the Sea,

beyond the veil
of bright
Earendil.


In your

mercy,
you have left me

one

thing:

these tears
are
my own.