An Ordinary Little Man
by cricketjeff on January 17, 2011. © Jeff Green, All rights reserved
Quite unprepared for fate’s unpleasant tricks.
One day adventure landed in his lap
And found he had the strength to take its kicks;
A wizard that he knew called in for tea,
With wand’ring dwarves intent on burglary.
How can you steal a dragon’s stolen hoard,
Yet not get fried and eaten as a snack?
Convince unwilling friends to come on board
And urge each force to join the main attack?
Invisibility’s a useful tool
And cunning whispered words divide and rule.
A troll got turned to stone along the way
And seeds were sown for greater deeds to come;
Another tale put younger folk in play,
A brave new age completes this hobbit’s sum.
Give Bilbo Baggins all the plaudits due —
To one who grabbed his opening on cue.
Bilbo Baggins the hero of “The Hobbit” and a key player in “The Lord of the Rings” both by J.R.R. Tolkien.