The Hope of Sam


The Shire
Remember Mr. Frodo?
Well-tilled farmlands and lush cornlands
Do you remember Mr. Frodo?
Nasturtians trailing over turf walls
Snapdragons and sunflowers blooming
And the party tree in the Shire?
I’ll keep reminding you Mr. Frodo.
As your face turns blankly toward mine,
And you tell me you no longer recall
Your home.

The Fellowship
Remember Mr. Frodo?
The Fellowship that left Rivendell.
Do you remember Mr. Frodo?
We lost him Mr. Frodo, Gandalf I mean,
To the Balrog in Moria, in the fiery depths,
Was it so long ago you don’t recall?
I’ll keep reminding you Mr. Frodo,
As your face turns blankly toward mine
And you tell me you no longer recall
The loss.

The Breaking
Remember Mr. Frodo?
Boromir tried to seize the ring.
Do you remember Mr. Frodo?
Everything went wrong after that.
You even tried to leave me on the banks of Anduin.
But I made a promise not to leave you.
I’ll keep reminding you Mr. Frodo,
As your face turns blankly toward mine
And you tell me you no longer recall
Your past.

The Journey Toward Mordor
Remember Mr. Frodo?
We found Gollum along the way.
Do you remember Mr. Frodo?
Driven by pity you wanted to save him.
He became our guide through Emyn Muil.
And through the festering Dead Marshes we trod.
I’ll keep reminding you Mr. Frodo,
As your face turns blankly toward mine
And you tell me you no longer recall
Your heart.

The Evil of Cirith Ungol
Remember Mr. Frodo?
I shudder to remember that festering evil.
Do you remember Mr. Frodo?
Gollum’s wickedness betrayed us.
The malevolent spider spun her silvery web,
And I thought that you were dead.
I’ll keep reminding you Mr. Frodo,
As your face turns blankly toward mine
And you tell me you no longer recall
Your will.

The Hope of Sam
Remember Mr. Frodo?
It’s your Sam watching over you.
Do you remember Mr. Frodo?
I’m here to see this quest through.
Don’t you worry Mr. Frodo.
If need be I’ll carry you,
Even up a mountain and toward the cracks of doom.
I’ll keep reminding you Mr. Frodo,
As your face turns blankly toward mine
And you tell me you no longer recall
Your mind.
- Kaybaggins