Well, I'll tell you how I feel!
I truly like this, because it is written from the perspective of the '' Axis '' rather than the ''Allies '' .
There is some fanfic written from the viewpoint of the * other side * , but not a great deal. I suppose that is because we can only * guess * at the cultures [ I always write the northern Haradhrim as rather Ottoman ], whereas we feel we know the people of Gondor, and Rohan and the Elves much better and feels more familiar to write in.
Harad, Rhun etc are unknown territory, and after reading the Pelennor in the book, you do tend to cheer when the Axis are soundly trounced, ditto with the film.
But we forget, though these Men are called Men of the Darkness, they had families and wives [ perhaps more than one ] and still could love and live and be mourned.
Excellent idea, love it!
Author's Response: Thank you! Two nights ago there was a lunar eclipse, and I felt kind of sad about it, and the line "the music died that day" with various themes about next line. Anyway, this poem came out, and I really like it (if I do say so myself). I've always thought of the Easterlings as vaguely Ottoman, but I can see how the Haradrim might be considered that way. ( If the Haradrim are Ottoman, are the Mumak riders the Janissaries?) Once again, thank you for the nice review. NZ