The King and His Captain


The King mourns Gondor's Captain:
a companion,
a friend,
a brother.

He looks upon his face, but sees not
a rival,
a traitor,
an enemy --

He sees only
sorrow,
despair,
loneliness.

Proud words lay between them,
but they are forgotten;
Harsh words had been spoken,
but they no longer matter.

The barrier is gone, dissolved
by regret,
by understanding,
by forgiveness.

Even death cannot dim the bond
That now binds them together,
Sealed with a holy kiss.

The King and his Captain:
companions,
friends,
brothers forever.


- Linaewen