Long years ago in a country
far far away begins the story ,
of Hobbits , Elves, Dwarves and Men
and their quest for the power and glory .
In their sleepy abodes
Half-ling folk were stirred ,
when out of legend from the East
came forth a troubling word.
As rumours spread abroad
of the Ring once lost by its Lord ,
the tranquil airs of the Shire were broken
when they realised what was sought was no mere token .
The lidless eye again made keen
the four-fingered hand ever stretching ,
to seize hold of that which Sauron
commanded Wraiths to thereof do the fetching .
Days waiting in the Shire drew to a close
with Gandalf gone South and Bilbo long since departed ,
Frodo set forth on an adventure
not for the faint hearted .
( To Be Continued )