Nine Rings

Nine Rings

A Poem by Kate Henderson

Shadows grow, night awakens 
The black robes stir 
The great Lord's voice calls out 
Nine rings they carry 
Hearts cry out, souls weep 
The bonds bite deep 

The soothing hand of death does lean 
Nine Kings of men they have been 
But never again feel the touch of life 
Souls that are drowned in the shadows 
Hollow shells of men 
Shadows that come from the mountains of Mordor 
The home of the everlasting enemy 

Black robes stand, Kings of men arise 
Grip the glinting sword with a firm hand 
War has come 
It is the Nazgul that are awakened by the spell 

© 2017 Kate Henderson

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Very nice use of description. You made the story in the poetry come alive in vision and thoughts for the reader. I wanted to know and read more. Thank you Kate for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Never saw the film, but your words will spark the younger set to see it and read your writes. Valentine

Posted 6 Years Ago

From the moment I saw the title, I was certain this would be based on Lord of the Rings. Nicely written. It had me intrigued the entire time. I think, at this point, it's safe to say that Mordor ain't a place ya wanna go on your first date! Keep on writing. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Added on March 17, 2015
Last Updated on January 30, 2017
Tags: poetry, dark, ghosts, dreams, lord of the rings, nazgul, death, sad, horror, mystery, gothic


Kate Henderson
Kate Henderson

United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Kate. I write dark poetry. Frequent themes in my poetry seem to be horror, fantasy, darkness, death (and beyond), nature, philosophy, and fear. Thank you for visiting! If you like/dis.. more..


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