A dwarf cannot love, they say

A dwarf was made to work and toil beneath the earth

So why does a dwarf weep tonight, beneath twinkling stars?

A dwarf should not dream, he says softly

As the stars blaze, ignited by tears

A dwarf should not weep, he should forget dreams

And a life changes, he will never cry again

Those who are wiser bid them keep away from each other

Those who rule them think they are being kind

So one life is wasted on ale and forgetfulness

And another in service, shut away from love