LotR holiday filk: I Heard the Drums on That Dark Day
Title: I Heard the Drums on That Dark Day Author: celandineb Fandom: LotR Characters: Dwarves Rating: general Length: 160 words Summary: A Dwarven carol. Note: Based on "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"; said to have been composed by Thráin I.
I heard the drums on that dark day A dreadful sound of warning play, In Khazad-dûm the goblins come No peace for Dwarves in Moria.
I thought how, as their hordes drew near, We would stand firm and not show fear - But some did quake and ranks did break. No peace for Dwarves in Moria.
And in despair I bowed my head And helped as frail and wounded fled. My wrath is strong and will last long. No peace for Dwarves in Moria.
Then beat the drums more loud and deep: "Your king may live, but ours will keep The darkling cave you to us gave." No peace for Dwarves in Moria.
Now panting, chanting on my way I wait to fight another day. In Mahal's time, it will be mine. (1) No peace for Dwarves in Moria.
Footnote: (1) Mahal was the name the Dwarves used for their maker, the Vala known as Aulë to the Elves.