It is a pleasure to read such wonderful and inspiring verse. I found this beautiful the first time I read it and again I continue to find it extraordinary writing. You have a gift. I hope you will continue to embrace it.
Author's Response: If there is any gift, it was awakened by a good friend without whom I would never have attempted to write anything. Friends like this are more valuable than anything Eru might bestow, and the only reason to hope for eternity. However if Eru would like to bestow my own personal Elf Lord, that may be a reason to want to stick around eternally also.