short verse, acrostics, silliness and
Contents of this page:
An Acrostic for Sam
An Acrostic Verse for Sam - Shelob
Happy Anniversary Sam and Rosie - Tori*Took
The time to say goodbye has come - Sam Wood
Sam Looks Over Dr. G's Shoulder and See the Board on Sam Day
- Dr. Gamgee
A thought about Sam - Rosie
I Made A Promise
Samwise Pleads - Tori*Took
A silly Inkling for Sam...(and 'friend') - Lindorie
It's your Sam - Lyria
Another for Sam - Elanor Gamgee
Roly, Poly, Gentle and Sweet, - Elanor Gamgee
What is Sam - Isilme
Friends to the End - Isilme
Cinquain for Samwise - Primula
An acrostic drabble for Sam - Silivren Ithildin
Why did I Follow Him? - Queen of Gondor
An Acrostic for Sam
An Acrostic Verse for Sam
Served his master well
Always a true friend
Made friends with elves
Willing to go into danger
Stood up to the Ranger
Eased Frodo's pain for awhile
Gardner of Bag End
Away he went from home
Made rabbit stew in a pan
Gave his heart to Rosie alone
Entered Mordor on a quest
Endured grave danger, passed the test
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SAM AND ROSIE!!!
(letter...Frodo to Sam)
My dearest Samwise,
Tomorrow is your wedding day. So much you have been through and for
that I am sorry. I thought that after our journey, your life could
never be the same, that you would be scarred. But in our time being
away from home, I forgot that you had something, someone special to
fight for. She will heal your scars, if you let her. You have always
been one to protect, take care of, and heal, but your job is over. Let
Rose heal your wounds, make you whole again, as she is the only one who
Before our journey you did not find any courage within you. You were
too shy, and did not think that anyone, even someone as lovely as
Rosie, could love you. You were wrong though. I may be a bit older now,
but I know when a lass is sweet on a lad like you. You broke her heart,
leaving like you did, and you made her wait. But now you are stronger.
You have become brave by what you endured, and now I want to see you
brave around her (though, I do know how intimidating she can be!). Love
her and don't be afraid to show it. Especially now, on your wedding day.
I hope your marriage exceeds your expectations. I hope you have many
beautiful children, and I hope all of them turn out as wise as you,
Sam. I am truly happy for you, my brother, and cannot wait to see your
life fullfilled and made whole. You and your dear Rosie will be the
happiest couple alive after tomorrow.
Peace to you and your wife and
much love from your dear friend,
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
Sam Looks Over Dr. G's Shoulder and See the
Board on Sam Day
Sam: Doc, what is all this about? What's going on here? Are they pokin'
fun at me?
Doc: No, Sam. This is a group of people who have read the Book that
Bilbo began, and Frodo worked on, and that you added a few notes to as
well. They are amazed at the wonderful tale, especially at the hobbits,
who are a wee bit bashful these days.
Sam: But they oughtn't to go on so. I can feel my face gettin redder
than the radishes the ol' gaffer used to grow. How I miss him. They
should be talking about Mr. Frodo. The folks in the Shire never
understood what he went through. Ninnyhammers, all of them! Giving such
credit to Merry and Pippin, but not paying any attention to Frodo, who
lost a finger to save them from Orcs and what's worse. Not that I can
blame them really. Mr. Frodo hid out after his return, and then left
with the Elves. But I don't know if I should talk about that.
Doc: Oh don't worry, Sam, we already know where he went, and some of
why, and our "Frodo Day" is being held for a special occasion, nearer
the release of the final film. The real question that people wonder
about, is why you went west after Rosie passed. We were awfully sorry
to see her go. You two were a sweet couple.
Sam: I remember. You all sent some lovely flowers from near the banks
of the Whithywindel. How did you get Tom to part with them.
Doc: He wanted you to have the best. So did we. But we digress, we were
wondering why you went West.
Sam: I don't rightly know myself.
Doc: Some say that it was out of love for Frodo. I was not so sure. I
think that is part of it, but not the whole story. You were never as
easy to figure out as people thought.
Sam: What do you mean?
Doc: Samwise Gamgee, YOU are an eyeopener, and no mistake!
Sam: (laughing) I suppose I asked for that one, but you really
shouldn't quote me like that.
Doc: Why not, it's true! Who was it that quoted the Lay of Gil-Galad on
weather top? And who was it that put on the Ring and laughed at himself
swollen as a Ruling Gardener, which by the way, makes you the only
mortal person who put the ring on (Bombadill is an enigma) and was
offered his desire and took it off again and gave it away. Bilbo and
Smeagol didn't know what they had while they had it. It ate away at
Gollum . . .
Sam: Don't remind me.
Doc: So the fans are quite taken with you. Some have named themselves
after you, or claim to be kin to you.
Sam: [blushing]Well, I don't know about all of that. I just take
advantage of people's desire to put you in a little shelf and expect
you to stay there. I didn't have the schooling of Frodo, but I listened
whenever dear old Mr. Bilbo would tell his stories, especially about
the elves. People see me and think, "Gardener" which I am, so I get to
hear many things because people don't think I am listening or will
Doc: Which is how you got into the Council of Elrond.
Sam: Now Doc . . .
Doc: Now Sam . . .
Sam: [laughing] You do a good impression of me, I'll grant you that.
Doc: So back to the question of "why you went West"
Sam: As I said, I don't rightly know. Part of me wanted to stay with
Elanor and the grandchildren, but I knew that they were ok, and Farmer
Cotton would look after them. Part of me just missed my youth, when I
would go off on adventures. It is hard to see that much of the world,
and then when all around you is changing, not wonder what is going on
in Rivendell or Lothlorien. And that got me thinking about the elves.
And as they were leaving, it seemed the last chance. I thought that
maybe if I went west, somehow I would get over missing Rosie. I didn't,
but at least now I am in a place where memories of her are not around
every corner. And it was great to see Frodo, Elrond, Legolas again. And
Galadriel was as beautiful as ever. She absoulutly beamed when I told
her about then new Party Tree being a Mallorn. She seemed to think it
fit, and was glad that it was being used to celebrate festive
occasions. Legolas has not changed much, nor Elrond.
Frodo on the other hand has. He is both nearer and farther, as you
might say. He laughs more now, and seems rested and almost healed from
his wounds. But he doesn't need a gardener, and I don't need a master,
so the old pattern doesn't seem to fit. Not that I'm not happy to cook
up a second breakfast for a good eater like Frodo, but now it is for a
dear friend, which makes it special.
It took us a while to find a new basis for our friendship. Old habits
die hard, but eventually we have found new things to talk about, and
the elves are a delight. But somewhat backwards, if you understand me.
Doc: What!?! I can't imagine that. They were interested in almost
Sam: Everything living. Silicon doesn't impress them, so they don't
have the internet, so I come poking my head around your door now and
again to see what is going on in the "Real World" as you call it.
Doc: Whatever the reason, I am glad you stop by. And speaking of
cooking up a Second Breakfast for a hungry Hobbit . . .
Sam: [Laughing] Let's go into the kitchen and see what we can find.
- Doctor Gamgee
A thought about Sam
Someone posted the other day, mentioning that Sam had no-one to
turn to, and no-one to lean on. One thing I love most about him is that
in his moments of despair, instead of giving up he was reminded of the
stars, and that goodness goes on despite evil in the world. I can
imagine him in Mordor, when things were darkest... looking at the
heavens with upturned eyes and finding hope there. :)
I Made A Promise
When all seemed dark and hopeless
And the path was all but lost
We were alone and unable to go back
And the wind grew chill and the sun was gone
And rain fell like tears of the stars
And Winter's grasp
Held ever fast
And the land was dead and pale
And yet he never once did fail
Ever with me he staid
And even when death seemed near
He never once did stray
I asked him once why he went on
When the sky was lost and the stars were dead
And Spring but a distant song
And he turned to me and smiled
Even in the dark
'I made a promise,' he told me then
'to never leave my friend.
No matter what we face or where we go
Through rain or drought or fog or snow
I swore I would see it through
And never leave your side
And I mean that even now
For I would rather die.'
And so Sam and I go ever on and on
Though the road is long and hard
And ever he stays by my side
To see it to the end.
Please, Please do not do this to me. Only once have I ever felt so much
pain and that lasted too long for me to bear, though my pain must have
been only a fraction of what he felt. I was scared. Laying there in my
arms he felt cold nad lifeless, transparent a bit in his face. My whole
world crashed. I felt like it was my fault. A part of me died, my
brother, my master. No strength was left in me, but I had a task to do
and something to fight for.
But now, you are laying in my arms, cold, lifeless, and I have nothing
to live for. You were my life and now you, too, are gone. Nothing could
heal my scars and memories except you, and now all I have is the memory
of you. A part of me is gone and cannot come back. Please do not do
this to me.
Let this one single tear be the lasting touch of my love. I will miss
you. And I love you still. Goodnight sweet Rose, my wife, my heart. Be
at peace, after death.
Sam feels one last grasp from Rosie's hand as she fades away
A silly Inkling for Sam...(and 'friend')
With apologies to Dr. Seuss, I present a conversation between
Sam and Smeagol.
Setting: Next to a small campfire
Place: North Ithilien
Time: A mid-morning in early spring, 3019, T.A.
“What’s doing, Precious?”
“I told you a dozen times if I told you once, my name is SAM. Do you
hear me? Sam I AM!”
What’s doing precious hobbit Sam?
What’s doing precious, Sam I am?”
“I’m stewing conies as you can see.
Stewed rabbit for Frodo, you and for me.”
“You ruins lovely presents, Sam.
You spoils the conies, Sam I am.”
“You’re ‘opeless stinker, you will see.
Quite tasty this small stew will be.”
“I will not eat it hobbit Sam.
I will not eat it, Sam I am.”
“You’ll eat it cause it’s all we got.
Of vittles we ain’t got a lot.”
“Oh no I won’t eat, precious Sam,
Not spoiled conies, Sam I am.”
“If we had ‘taters ‘twould be quite fine.
With ‘taters I’d bet you then would dine.”
“What’s ‘taters precious hobbit Sam?
What’s ‘taters precious Sam, I am?”
“Po-tay-toes, tubers from the ground.
Crisp golden chips, I’d love some now.”
“Ewww, pbbbpt! I would not eat
Those ‘taters, precious, you can keep.
“A nice fresh fish I’d rather eat,
With moist, raw flesh, tasty and sweet.”
“Raw fish, oh ick, you make me sick.
I’d cook that fish right on a stick.
“Then tasty, flaky it would be.
Broiled fish, now that’s the kind for me.”
“Arrrgh! You ruins it, too, hobbit Sam.
You ruins fishes, Sam I am.
“I would not eat the fishy cooked.
You eats it best straight from the brook.
“You’re ‘opeless precious hobbit Sam.
Stupid, fat hobbit, Sam I am.”
It's your Sam
So much pain
I can see
In your eyes.
You say you're fine
But you cannot hide it
From your Sam.
Won't you let me help you?
I will carry it for you,
To ease your burden.
I do not want it,
Only to Free you
It's your Sam
Who wants to help you...
Won't you let me?
It's your Sam.....
Another for Sam
I know it's not you,
behind those eyes of hate,
I know it's not you,
looking at me irrate,
I know it's not you,
holding out your Sting,
I know it's not you,
it's just that evil ring.
- Elanor Gamgee
Roly, Poly, Gentle and Sweet,
Pointy ears and Furry feet,
Wonderful Gardener, faithful friend,
Helped keep the world from coming to an end.
- Elanor Gamgee
~~What is Sam~~
~~Friends to the End~~
Sent upon a Quest,
Against his wishes.
Master Frodo’s friend,
With him to the end.
In keeping his word
Sam followed Frodo,
Entered where none could.
Always by his side.
Many roads travelled,
Going ever East.
Energy now low,
Ending is not known.
Your Rosie be-ribboned
and dancing, a memory at
acrostic Fellowship Drabble
S uch a friend you'll be lucky to find. Willing to go to
Hell and back with his friend.
A gardener most extraordinary by trade. Plants and the
dark earth comfort him.
M ighty in heart and couragous in deed, this friend is
all you need.
W ould not allow Frodo to go into danger without him, even
though it looked grim.
I nsures everyone is taken care of. He will do whatever it
takes to help.
S imple and true may he ever stay, his pure heart will help
save the day.
E ntered into the most dangerous journey ever undertaken
just for a friend.
- Silivren Ithildin
Why Did I Follow Him?: A Drabble,
Why did I follow him? What in my right mind possessed me to do it? I
crave good food again! All I have here is lembas bread, and more lembas
bread! I bet if Rosie Cotton made this bread, it would be as sweet as
honey, for she is. Yes, why did I follow him? “Sam, we must be moving
on now.” Frodo’s voice came from behind Sam. I am so tired, and he is
probably more so. I wish I could help him. I know why I came, because
in my heart of hearts, I truly love him so.
- Queen of Gondor