Frodo to Sam: If I Should Fail

- jan-u-wine


Frodo to Sam: If I should Fail

If I should fail

beneath the burden

of this encompassing

darkness,

what

would

I have you

know?

When all speech

leaves

me,

when even

dear voice's sound

is entrapped

within

this layer

of night,

and

the flickering

light

of my own life

becomes pointless

pain,

with what

remembrance

shall I stay

your tears?



Oh, my friend,

you must know

that it is not me

who raises

this hand

against you....

it is not me

who cries out

with

evil desire

in this unyielding Dark.



Can you understand?

Can you forgive me?

Say you do.

Say you can.

There is not much time.