Title: The Love of a Family

Author: Calenlass Greenleaf

Disclaimer: Aragorn-Estel, Elrond, and Elladan and Elrohir belong to Tolkien. I own only this poem.

Spoilers: See summary.

Rating: PG-13 or T for angst only. No slash, sex, smut, romance, profanity, or adult themes. Any love is familial, parental, or brotherly love. Summary: I was going to submit this for the April Teitho Challenge, but changed my mind. This poem is for anyone who has written a hurt/comfort fic about Aragorn-Estel and Elrond. You know, the ones in which Aragorn runs away thinking he's done something wrong/feeling guilty over something and Elrond has to find him? Those are kinds of fics are my greatest weakness. If you ask me what particular fics I was thinking of, these were some of them:

"Father's Love" by Cassia

"Never Alone" by Cassia

"Stars of Harad" by Cassia and Siobhan

"Vilya" by Cassia and Siobhan

"Leaving" by o-Vana-o0

"He's My Son" by o-Vana-o0

"Unbreakable" by Starlight

"Rough Landings" by xsilicax

"Unspoken Words" by Spades

"Consequences" by Calenlass Greenleaf (I'm ashamed of myself…)

And a number of other fics I can't remember off the top of my head. (The last six stories can be found at fanfiction . net)

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs…It always protects, always trust, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." – I Corinthians 13:4-5, 7-8b, 13. NIV.

The Love of a Family

Why do I feel so alone,

So abandoned?

Why is my heart so weary,

So full of grief and guilt?


I have nowhere to turn,

Nowhere to go,

Nowhere to find comfort.


It seems as if all has turned their back on me,

Leaving me desolate,


Cast out.


My heart long for only one thing—

The love of my family,

My father,

My brothers.


Do they still love me?

Do they know I'm gone?

Do they even care?


Our trust has been broken,

The rifts I made seem unreparable.

Can I go back?


Wounded in both body and spirit,

Where can I turn to?

Where can I find solace?


I feel lost,

Lost in the darkness,

Utterly alone.


Treno nin ta nin melon, gwadorath nîn.

Treno nin ta nin aníron sí, Ada.

Le cenin—

Avo bedich pân erui.


Tell me that you love me, my brothers,

Tell me that you want me here, Ada.

I beg of you—

Don't leave me all alone.



Tithen gwador, little brother,

Would we leave you alone?


The greatest grief cannot separate us,

It cannot take away the greatest love,

Not ever.


You life is precious to us,

Worth more than any treasure on this earth.

You joy is far more valuable than the jewels of the sky.


Nothing can take away our love for you,

Not even death.

Don't forget that.



Please, come back to us,

To your family,

Your home.


Gwador, garo estel.

Lin sí an le.


Brother, have hope.

You family is here for you.

Elladan and Elrohir


You are my son.

I love you the way you are,

The way you have always been.

My love will never change.


From the first time you were in my home,

I loved you.

You have brought joy and hope into my house,

And I loved you as my own.


Whatever grief you have caused has been forgiven,


I keep no record of it.

It is past.


I want you here,

My heart aches to see you hurting this way.

I seek to comfort you.


Never will you be alone, my child,


My love, the love of your brothers—

Goes beyond even death.


Return to me, my son.

I will wipe away your tears,

Hold you in my arms,

Comfort you in the night,

Love you forever.


Let go the fears that plague you,

The doubts that trouble you.

Let go of your pain,

Your uncertainties.

Trust me, my son.


Le melon, hên nîn.

Le aníron sí an nin.

Ada sí an le...

Avo nallo, iôn nîn.

Le melon.


I love you, my child.

I want you here with me.

Ada's here for you…

Don't cry, my son.

I love you.


The End

A/N: I hope that wasn't too sappy. Kindly take a moment to tell me what you think. Reviews will be accepted and flames will be passed to my Balrog.

Calenlass Greenleaf, Keeper of Legolas' pronunciation of "Aragorn" and the brotherly love between Legolas and Aragorn.