Hobbit Dreams
By Miss Moony AKA Ruby Cotton

Disclaimer: I don't own Lord of the Rings or any of its characters.

This is a poem that I wrote for my English class. It is based, entirely,
on a dream that I once had, though some parts have been left out because I
think I'm the only person who'll find any relationship I may have with Sam
entertaining. But, of course, I still had to put something in. So, yes, I
admit, Ruby Cotton is me. It was a hella fun dream, though.
Also, I am actually afraid of velociraptors. They are the only thing that
scare me. Pretty stupid, right? Well, it's better than being afraid of
spiders or something else that we see every day. Me? I just have to cover
my eyes when I watch Jurassic Park.

The village was quiet, the Hobbits were sleeping
Young Ruby slept deeply nearby
She'd fallen asleep in the bushes of yonder
But awoke with a start at the cry.
The raptors attacked, coming down from the mountains.
They first killed the cattle, and then
Their teeth and their claws met with flesh and with bone
They slaughtered them all in the glen.
I had a dream I was a Hobbit,
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you
Come gather round the hearth.
Ruby Cotton of Overhill was but a Hoblet
And fear struck her mind and her heart
She followed the river to leaves that were Golden,
To the home of the Elves and their art.
The Elves of the Wood took her in with great pity,
She was young and she was all alone.
They raised her as one of Galadriel's children.
Her death, they would not condone.
I had a dream I was a Hobbit,
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you
Come gather round the hearth.
They taught her the ways of the immortal people,
The fairest of all in the world.
They taught her to hunt and to shoot and be graceful,
They taught her the way of the sword.
She grew very much though she was really short
And she learned to fight every foe
But if you should mention the name of a raptor
Oh! It would fill her with woe.
I had a dream I was a Hobbit,
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you
Come gather round the hearth.
Then one normal day, on her 30th birthday
Some people came seeking shelter
They were rather strange and seemed plagued by a burden.
Their quest was helter-skelter.
There was Aragorn, who was the king of Gondor,
Prince Legolas, the dwarf Gimli,
And hot-headed Boromir clashed rather cruelly
With the Hobbits who smiled grimly.
I had a dream I was a Hobbit
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you.
Come gather round the hearth.
Galadriel knew that there was a big problem
With this party of only eight
They were missing one to continue their journey,
To battle the Nazg├╗l's hate.
Ruby Cotton had studied the Hobbits intently,
She'd not seen another since then,
The Lady then knew that the young girl was yearning
To follow the sprites and the men.
I had a dream I was a Hobbit
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you.
Come gather round the hearth.
So the elves said farewell to their halfling companion
They did not weep, but did despair.
They had known that one day, she would leave their woodland,
And now that dark, sad day was near.
They gave them fair gifts that would aid in their quest
And hurried to send them away
They were all of heavy hearts and minds,
But could not afford to delay.
I had a dream I was a Hobbit
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you.
Come gather round the hearth.
Ruby of Overhill left her home,
And followed the fellowship
Her stomach churned in her nervous delight
As she anxiously bit her lip.
They avoided the minions of the Lord Sauron:
The goblins and the Uruk-Hai
Yet they were pursued by them all of the way,
If they failed, they knew they would die.
I had a dream I was a Hobbit
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you.
Come gather round the hearth.
But tragedy followed wherever they went
And the fellowship fell apart.
Ruby departed with Frodo and Sam,
Leaving Aragorn with heavy heart.
The trio of Hobbits headed for Mordor,
Through the swamp and through desert land
And Sam and Ruby, they were there to help
And always lend Frodo a hand.
I had a dream I was a Hobbit
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you.
Come gather round the hearth.
Then finally this group of unlikely heroes
Came upon a deadly forest
They made their way through the thick foliage and trees
And decided to stop and rest.
This was a mistake, though they did not yet know it,
For this forest was really the home
To a pack of the nastiest raptors in Mordor
So the Hobbits weren't really alone.
I had a dream I was a Hobbit
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you.
Come gather round the hearth.
The dinosaurs leapt out of the nearby bushes
And scrambled to eat up poor Sam
Frodo grabbed him and helped him to escape their clutches
As for Ruby, well, she just ran!
Though she was very brave and would not leave her comrades
She found she had no other choice
She cried and she screamed for somebody to help her
But she'd already lost her voice.
I had a dream I was a Hobbit
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you.
Come gather round the hearth.
Some distance away, poor Sam was in great turmoil
For although he and Frodo were safe
He wanted to save Ruby Cotton from danger
But his friend led him into a cave.
He explained rather calmly that he did have a plan
To get Sam his sweet girlfriend back
They could not dash madly back into the forest
Or the raptors would surely attack!
I had a dream I was a Hobbit
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you.
Come gather round the hearth.
Meanwhile, Ruby was very afraid,
And huddled behind a dark bush
She did not wish for the green, nasty old raptors
To make her a Hobbit mush.
So she sat rather calmly, though she was weeping
And tried not to make any noise.
She was thinking of ways to get out of the wood
And eventually finding the boys.
I had a dream I was a Hobbit
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you.
Come gather round the hearth.
Then she felt a sharp claw dig well into her shoulder
And a cry did escape from her lips.
She turned and she saw the most dangerous creature,
And it had teeth with gross, bloodied tips.
She rose and she ran like a thief from the market,
Like a bolt across the scenery,
She then found herself inside a dark, cold cave
Alone in all her misery.
I had a dream I was a Hobbit
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you.
Come gather round the hearth.
She was feeling much better now that she was away
From the raptors and their nasty wood
Now all that she needed was for Frodo and Sam
To come and give her food, if they could.
And that is what happened, for they were in the cave
And Ruby felt renewed inside.
They were going on to the fires of Mordor,
And it's THEIR laws the Lord would abide.
I had a dream I was a Hobbit
In the land of Middle Earth
If you like, I'll tell it to you.
Come gather round the hearth.
They threw the ring into the blazes of Mount Doom
And rejoiced for they'd completed their quest.
They laughed, and they cried, and they were of good spirits
They ate, and they sang, and they jest.
But then I woke up, and it was all a dream
But my spirits, they always mend.
For even though the adventure is past
It is never really the end.