Faramir's Tale


companion to Eowyn's Path

I grew up eclipsed
by my brother.
He, larger than life,
bold, daring and proud.


Our father---
my father---
Overlooked my presence
in Boromir’s glow.


I thought him
wondrous also.


He was warrior.
I was scholar.
Father favored war.


When the dream
came
I was held from it.
He went in my place.
(Would it have been
different?
Would I have been
driven mad
instead?)


Denied the dream
I went where bade
and fought a border war.


I found a dream
fragment
let it go.
Faced Father’s wrath.
Always the disappointment to him.


Then the wraith…
and fire…burning…
All was smoke…


I awoke
in the House of Healing.
There I saw her
for the first time.


So far, so sad, so broken.


Can we broken
people
mend each other’s
woe?


I pray it is so.
- Lindar7