Eowyn to Aragorn

Gondor, fair and pround land between the mountains and the Sea,
And right next door is Rohan, and inside Rohan is me.
That's all well and good, but there's a problem here, you see;
Because I'm "a lovely Rohan-maid"...that's not what I will be
I will be a shieldmaiden, sitting in the saddle tall
And slaying Orcs left and right before the Pelennor Wall.
I'll be a heroine, far and wide the bards will sing of me.
You can rule Gondor, but you can't rule me!
I tell you once and once again, you can't rule me!

In your cool and pitying gaze I see the love of my life,
But it turns out that Elrond's daughter will become your wife.
And the consolation that I get for my trouble and my strife?
"You're a lovely maiden, the fairest I'll ever see."
Well, you can rule Gondor, but you can't rule me!
You can have your Gondor, but just stay away from me!

If I can't love you, then I'll soon be slain in battle.
I'll fight to the very end, and die in the saddle.
And o! surprise! when they take off the helm and see it's me!
What a shock will ring out between the mountains and the Sea!
And soon you'll hear the laments they write for me!
"The bravest maid that ever lived this side of the Sea!"
Proving yet again, that you can't rule me!
You can rule Gondor, but you can't rule me!

Whether or not the mighty Heir of Isildur you be,
You can rule Gondor, but you can't rule me!
You can rule Gondor, but you can't rule me!

- Lightpoet