by Sauron Gorthaur
Why has the darkness faded?
Here there are no stars.
Fire has but silence here
In a strange land so afar.
To where did the silence vanish?
Everything I would ever love
Has faded in bright lights and hurry.
There are buildings, not trees, up above.
Oh, how I miss quiet evenings.
I would dance with the flames and the fire
While around me the darkness would whisper
The secrets of silence and desire.
And in the daytime why would I worry?
Open fields would glitter in light.
I loved that as much as the darkness
For fire's a friend day and night.
But even the memories are leaving.
Nine years is far too long
To go without darkness or quiet
To not sing to flames a sweet song.
They have forgotten the man whom they played with.
I speak but they do not reply.
When I stroke them, they bite at my fingers.
Why am I brought here, oh, why?
Forever a wandering stranger
Under strange moon and strange stars
Trying to find the path home;
A wanderer with fire and three scars.
But my spirit I refuse to let crumble
Though Death there waits only for me.
I will find that doorway illusive
And return to the pages eternally.