Two Burdens

by Erestor


Disclaimer: I own nothing pertaining to Lord of the Rings.



Trudging, plodding, walking in Mordor,

Knowing he's doomed to die,

Still, there are two things on his mind,

Always present: the Ring and the Eye.

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Gollum knows it from experience,

Sam discovers it by and by,

That all he can think of, all he can see,

Is fiery Ring and lidless Eye.

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He knows it's there watching him,

He's hidden by naught but the sky,

He feels that he's out in the open,

Being watched by the tireless Eye.

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And 'round his neck is a burden,

It tempts him without ceasing,

He struggles against it's dark power,

Oh, why was he given this Ring?

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Sam is his friend and companion,

And he never wonders why,

But even closer beside him,

Always burning: the Ring and the Eye.