I'm sure Sam's duties as Mayor of the Shire would have meant he would be away for weeks at a time on official business. But I'm sure that Rosie's poem would have earned her a lot of hugs, kisses and tears of joy upon his return. You put a lot of thought and emotion into your first poem. Keep up the good work.
Author's Response: Thanks!
You have a couple of spelling mistakes in here:
Smiling, not smileing
Vanished, not vanised,
Rumors, not rumer
Sometimes, not somrtimes
However, barring the spelling mistakes, I really enjoyed this poem. It captures something indescribably sad, yet hopeful.
One critique I might make is the single word "But..." in the middle of the poem: It works well as a leading line to the last stanza, but I think there might be some more "in character" synonyms . . . Maybe "However" or "Still" or something along those lines.
I hope you write some more poems!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I always have with spelling.