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Lord of the Rings ( Part 6 )

A time of breaking apart and meetings,
a time for farewells and greetings;
Boromir dead and the fellowship scattered,
Frodo and Sam gone to Mordor
with the only thing that mattered;
On the trail to rescue Pippin and Merry whom the Orcs had taken,
Strider,Gimli and Legolas wouldn’t leave them forsaken;
By Fangorn forest Eomir had the Orcs slain and spoke with the three to swap tales,
In Mordor the brave two’s journey was hampered by gales;
They met Smeagol who said he’d lead them to Mordor’s gates,
whilst Pippin and Merry learned from Treebeard of others’fates;
Strider,Gimli and Legolas much to their surprise,
encountered a stranger who opened their eyes;
revealed as one who would set things aright,
none other than Gandalf the White!

Lord of the Rings ( Part 5 )

On thence they went to Lothlorien

home of the Elves,

to learn the fate

of Middle earth and themselves;

Taking counsel with Celeborn

they spoke of many a thing,

though all their thoughts were with the Ring;

Galadriel invited Frodo and Sam

to the water and thereupon gaze,

at future events and far off days;

Fully replenished the party sailed down

the River Anduin with a final decision to make,

the road to the west, the road to the east, which to take?

passing the falls of Rauros they came to rest,

leaving it to Frodo to decide what was best;

Whilst the others stayed together

to quench their fear,

temptation snared the mighty Boromir;

By putting on the Ring

Frodo escaped Boromir’s rage,

deciding then what would be

his journey’s final stage;

Forlorn with remorse Boromir

rejoined the others,

their unity was broken

they were no longer brothers;

They scattered to search

for who they thought lost,

without knowing what would be the cost;

Sam somehow joined Frodo on the boat

and across Anduin they did float;

all before it became too late

as Pippin and Merry snared by Orcs awaited their fate..

 

( to be continued..)

 

Lord of the Rings ( Part 4 )

    The Fellowship strove on towards the Red Horn Gate
    from thence eastwards and to their fate ,
    packs of Wargs and the blinding snow
    forced the Company another way to go ,
    Into the Mines of Moria down deep
    thro’ the dark with stairs to climb,chasms to leap ;
    Finding Balin’s tomb and the books written there
    they felt a strange menace in the air ,
    evidence of Orcs and fouler things
    had ruined once great halls of former Kings ;
    Alerted by Pippin’s playful casting of a stone
    the Company knew they were not alone ,
    out of the dark Orcs charged forth in hordes
    confronted by Aragorn and Boromir’s drawn swords ,
    Gandalf cast one last spell to little avail
    giving the others time to head for Dimrill Dale ,
    at the Bridge at Khazad-dum one last foe appeared
    drawn from darkness it was The Balrog they’d feared ;
    Gandalf fought the terror but at a cost
    saving his Companions ,the Wizard himself
    with Balrog was lost.

 

Lord of the Rings ( Part 3 )

The company then pressed on
to Elrond’s home ,
a journey fraught with danger
thro’ forests they did roam ;
Glorfindel came with news that
Ringwraiths were on their trail ,
that Frodo must hasten to
Bruinen without fail ;
Caught by sudden tumult and flood
the Ringwraiths failed to spill Frodo’s blood ;
Awakening after many days
Frodo’s healing did amaze ,
his companions one and all
before the Council in the Great Hall ;
Gimli ,Legolas and Boromir sought
answers to questions and dreams,
once Frodo let them see the Ring
they learned of great plans and schemes .

( To be continued.)
(See Parts 1 & 2 in this archive )

Lord of the Rings ( Part 2 )

Then on to Bree

there to encounter a stranger ,

who knew of their quest

and warned them of the danger .

Ensconsed at the ” Prancing Pony ”

with a once and future King ,

the company made plans for their journey

to get to Rivendell with the Ring.

Rumours of the Black Riders

and a growing menace with out ,

hastened their departure

and rid them of doubt.

On to Rivendell by way of Weathertop

Hobbits learned from Strider about the past ,

and whilst they made shelter

Ringwraiths came upon them fast.

They inflicted on the Ring-bearer a mortal wound

whilst fire and sword put them to flight ,

the company was forced to press on regardless

even as Frodo sank into twilight.

Footnote :You may wish to see also ” Lord of the Rings ( Part 1 ) “.

Lord of the Rings ( Part I )

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 )