Long Years

This is the first poem I wrote of any sort since leaving school (remember English class when you had to write a poem whether you were any good at it or not?) It's also one of the very first things I wrote about LOTR. It's not specifically set in Mithlond, except that I always pictured it carved into a pillar on the shore there.

Long years pass
Kingdoms rise
And fall
The trees grow
Leaves fall
Our light shone brightly
Now here it dims
The time of men is at hand
Our time is ending
We will go
To the Grey Havens
And pass on
To the other side
Long years are to come

- Nuroreiel