What If?

What if Déagol snatched the Bane?
What if Déagol took the blame?
What if Sméagol died that day?
What if Sméagol ended that way?

What if Déagol won the chestnuts?
What if Déagol knew the best ones?
What if Déagol swallowed Bilbo whole?
What if the Ring never reached Frodo?

What if Déagol was the one rejected?
It was Déagol's mind the Ring dissected?
What if Déagol was the murderer?
Would it spin the fate of Middle-Earth?

Would it have ended another way?
Could anyone ever really say?
What if more came into play,
If Déagol was the one to blame?
- NoroLimAsfaloth