For Sam at the Havens

The time to say goodbye has come

Let me hold your hand one last time
and look into your eyes.
Your smile cannot hide the sadness
That I know you feel inside.

Don’t you cry, Samwise Gamgee

I did not need to ask. You came with me
when all, but hope had been abandoned
You carried me when I could no longer walk
And at the end of all things you held me.

You were my gardener and my protector.
You will always be my friend
May you find peace and happiness
Where for me there can be none.

I will not forget you, my dearest Sam.

- Sam Wood