An Ode to Samwise the Brave

Just a gardener
some would say,
But they're not looking
into his heart all the way.

Yes he loves the plants
and the dark, beautiful earth,
But there's so much more
that he's worth.

He's a friend
beyond compare,
Going where others
would hardly dare.

He knows there's some good in this world
and he knows it's worth saving,
But at what cost
is it worth braving?

Never wavering
in his charge,
His heart
is oh, so large.

Whenever Frodo had a need
fill it he would,
Even unto death
he would follow if he could.

No other Hobbit
has been so true,
he's a friend
beyond true blue.

- Silivren Ithildin