Disclaimer: I do not own or pretend to own any of these events or characters. They're Tolkien's, and Tolkien's they will stay.

Author's Note: I hope I did Eowyn justice.


Shieldmaiden's Song
by Dax's10thHost
Dec. 2007

Untold emotions…Pressing upon her

Countless voices…Whisp'ring in her ear

Forked tongue flicking…Tasting for her, smelling

Walls of her bower…Closing about her

Liquid diamond drops…Dripping down her cheeks

Pale, cold spring…Limp petal of flower

Nothing around her…But shouting, ever louder

Amidst the confusion…A tall, kingly stranger

Feelings from nowhere…Budding inside her

Tendrils of shadow…Reaching out for her

Gasping emotion…Pain welling around her

Beast of shadow…Descending upon her

Rejection and loneliness…Pounding, always harder

Vision is fading…Love is dying

Desperation drives her…Standing upon it—

The brink of destruction…Yawning before her

Take no look back…Plunge forward, farther

Immersing in battle…Falling under shadow

Stabbing and slashing…Venting her sorrow

Darkness descending…Pain unending

Nothing to live for…Flower is wilting

Light seeping in…Nothing awaits within

All pain gone…Shield-arm strong

But within…Heart is breaking

Her love was rejected…Petal has drifted

Standing in garden…Arm pressed around her

Ray of hope fading…No one can save her

Arrow-pierced shoulder…Reaching to hold her

True love comes flowing…Flower unfolding

Reason for living…Darkness diminishing

He has drawn near