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Crossing the River
Frodo makes his decision.
Category: Drama
Date: 2003-05-10

 

Frodo rose to his feet. A great weariness was on him, but his will was firm and his heart lighter. He spoke aloud to himself. "I will do now what I must," he said. "This at least is plain: the evil of the Ring is already at work even in the Company, and the Ring must leave them before it does more harm. I will go alone...I hate leaving them and like this, without any explanation. But surely they will understand. Sam will."

(JRR Tolkien: from the Lord of the Rings "The Breaking of the Fellowship")

 

Don't follow me, my loyal friend
I walk this road alone
Though I know your faithful heart will be forlorn
The burden's mine to hold
Seared into my soul
Dark and danger summon me
A sharp and bitter thorn

And all my life 
I have heard the rushing Sea
I have dreamed of far-off places filled with song
A star shines bright
To reveal my destiny
Now my task is laid before me
Full of sorrow, pain and glory
I will cross that river alone

Oh, give me one more chance to see
The valleys and the hills
And my childhood memories distant now with time
My own, beloved land
I hold hidden in my hand
I cannot change what came to me
Cannot stem the tide

And all my life 
I have heard the rushing Sea
I have dreamed of far-off places filled with song
A star shines bright
To reveal my destiny
Now my task is laid before me
Full of sorrow, pain and glory
I will cross that river alone

I hold the starglass to my heart
And breathe a silent cry
The leaves above me whisper with the wind
May those I love be safe
May the Lady send her grace
As I pass through dark and fire
May I find the light within

And all my life 
I have heard the rushing Sea
I have dreamed of far-off places filled with song
A star shines bright
To reveal my destiny
Now my task is laid before me
Full of sorrow, pain and glory
I will cross that river alone

 

 

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