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Just a simple song inspired by some of Tolkien's poems. Nothing too fancy here.


I look across gray lake, too wide
To swim across, a deep divide
Where old whispers reach the ear
Of anyone who ventures near.

I hold lined notebook, pages blank
My hands start folding, tearing planks
Until a hull and mast are made.
I crease a sail with edges frayed.

Pushed my boat across the sea
To lands undying in the East.
I think of friends I long to see,
But the shores are empty, save for me.

Oh, where have they all gone?
Turned into specters by the dawn.

I claw wet sand to make the shape;
A smiling face, with shells I scrape
A friend to make my journey less
Of a dreadful, lonely mess.

I board the folded vessel and
I'm followed by the girl of sand.
We peer across the misty green
And shove off from the bank of trees.

Pushed my boat across the sea
To eternal lands far East.
I remember friends I long to see,
But the shores are empty, save for me.

Oh, where have they all gone?
Turned into wraiths by the dawn.

The many gaps in the folds mean
We're sinking fast below the stream.
My sculpted friend crumbles down
While in loud water's wrath, she drowns.

Oh, how I wish I weren't here;
I'm wet, and far from mirth and cheer.
They have all moved on, I fear,
But who is left with me to steer?

I pushed my boat across the sea to lands undying in the east.
Last edited by D&DLover at Jun 8, 2010,