The Balrog

drumbeats roll
flames flicker
friends flee
Orcs snicker

friends race
for Khazad-dûm
trying to
escape the gloom

new threat
is perceived
worse yet
than first believed

Wizard turns
summons power
Elf wails
Dwarf cowers

Balrog towers
overhead
eternal shadow
wreathed in red

"You cannot pass!"
bridge crumbles
staff shatters
Balrog tumbles

whip of flame
wraps around
the Wizard's knees
drags him down

friends fly
full of sorrow
no hope
for the morrow

drumbeats roll
flames flicker
friends flee
Orcs snicker

- Legolassie