A Shadow and a Thought

A wonderful, honorable man is he,
this man of Gondor standing before me.
None like him have I ever known,
to deeply love him I have grown.

Even though I sense he might love another,
there is nothing I can do, even if I'd rather.
He told me they had had to part,
but, maybe not deep down in his heart.

I believed he might grow to love me,
but, this did not happen as I now see.
I don't know if my heart will survive,
but, to go on I will strive.

A burning ache deep inside of me
has taken up residence as you can see.
So now it seems to me I have sought
nothing but a shadow and a thought. 

- Silivren Ithildin