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Rated: E · Poetry · Religious · #2161879
Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Stone Troll" or "Song About Old Troll."
There once was a troll who dwelt in a cave.
Restrained by chains that kept him at bay.
For years and years, the troll was alone,
He wallowed along, with a heart like a stone.

Then up came Luke, son of the Duke, who sought the wretched troll.
Luke had good news that could change hearts like coal.
Luke found the troll he had sought in the deepest pit of the cave,
Immediately Luke proclaimed...

"Come to me now for a revelation,
I can free you from tribulation.
Come to me now you poor old troll,
I can free your poor old soul!"

The troll then replied, "I shall reside,
For in this cave I find joy,
So I reject your offer, you silly boy,
It's in this cave I shall reside."

Luke then replied, with grief in his eyes,
"I hear you old troll,
I've always known,
You take pleasure in the chains that bind your soul."
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