The Lord of the Rings | A Riddle | JRR Tolkien

Today, I have a riddle for you. I changed something in the poem below (from The Lord of the Rings trilogy) which slightly alters its meaning; it is a change for today’s world. It is a very small change, but it is there. Can you see it? And, can you see why it is timely? If you don’t like riddles, don’t bother.

The Ring


“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be kings.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

JRR Tolkien


4 Responses

  1. Hi mark, The central banking system is controlling the world, or pretty close; they manipulate the economy to their advantage. The head of the monster is the Bank of International Settlements. More info on everything here: Who are you banking with?


  2. Hi Mark! King refers to one person. If I say “kings” I include all those who have been cheated out of their rights by a malevolent few. Sauron is alive and well, and lives in the Bank of International Settlements in Switzerland.


  3. It was “king” in the original while it is “kings” in your version, but I do not understand what is meant by your change.


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