The Battle for Middle Earth

Anyone who knows me even just a little bit, knows that my favorite author is J.R.R. Tolkien.  I have read just about every book that he (or his son on his behalf) has released about Middle Earth.

Battle for Middle Earth

Being that Tolkien is my favorite author, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that one of my favorite poems is also written by him as well …

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for 
Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the 
Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of 
Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

Tolkien wrote his stories on scratch paper while avoiding death in a trench.  He wrote these stories as 1) to create a mythology for England and 2) because he needed a story to go with the languages he had written as he was a language professor and had already written languages for dwarves and elves).  Tolkien just plain amazes me…

This is a dedication to one of the most remarkable men who ever lived … and one of my idols.

The Battle for Middle Earth
A savage battle raged
in a land far away
A war of good versus evil
Was fought on a dark, dreary day
Men overcame the evil
But the one ring fell into men’s hands
The king was overtaken by its malevolence
Incapable of making a stand
The ring will always find a way
To get back from where it came
So when the king died and lost the ring
Life could never be the same
On the bottom of a river
The ring was lost for many years
to be found this time by a hobbit
Who gave in straight away into his fears
Hiding from the maliciousness
Away into a cave so deep
He lost himself to the darkness
Alone, all he could do was weep
The ring wanted to get away
So it formed another plan
The ring escaped poor Gollum
Into another hobbit’s hands
This hobbit kept it hidden
But Gandalf thought he knew
When Bilbo left the ring behind
The darkness only grew
A plan was hatched
Into Mordor they would go
But the ring would protect itself
And this is something they know
The ring had to go back to Mount Doom
And dropped into the fire
If they don’t make it
Circumstances will be dire
The one ring must be destroyed
On this life will depend
Their odyssey is just beginning
 To bring the darkness to an end

-Colleen With a Poem


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Poetry writer, blogger, administrative assistant, Talent Relations to Comic Syndrome, Mommabear to the comics & ETERNAL OPTIMIST.

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  1. Cindy Wade
    December 16, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I need to say that I find coming to this site and reading the poems, especially yours very tranquilizing and enjoy doing so. You are not only talented, but have a great take on putting into words many different issues. Proud to be your friend. Thank you for introducing me to the author, when I make time to start reading again, he will definitely be in list of authors.

  2. December 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I’ve always wanted to read him (never read anything) but I keep forgetting to buy his books in my eReader…thanks for the reminder…what book is best to start with?

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