So they took off on their way,
Turning out so far that it wasn't a bad day.
But to make everyone grumpy and mad,
Bad weather and rain were to be had.
A pony took off, all in a mood,
So in the river it lost lots of food.
Unknown to the group, Gandalf took flight,
Ever so quietly, like a blown away kite.
Under damp trees is the camp they did take,
Unable to make fire was an annoying pain-stake.
And when they saw an inquisitive light,
What to do about it broke out a fight.
The burglar being Bilbo's occupation,
They sent him to find out the information
Quietly with his hobbit feet,
A trio of trolls is what he did meet.
Listening to what the trolls did say,
Roast mutton to eat was their dismay.
Bilbo the burglar decided his first gig,
To take the troll s wallet, which was very big.
Startling Bilbo, the wallet fought!
Only to get the little hobbit caught.
Because the burglar was so long in being gone,
They decided to look for him before dawn.
Not knowing the trolls owned the mysterious light,
They too were captured against their might.
But unbeknownst to either clan,
Gandalf was back with a plan.
How to cook dwarf the trolls couldn't decide.
Gandalf fueled their fight as he did hide.
They fought until the crack of dawn,
Because after that the trolls were gone.
If sunlight hits trolls while they drone,
Itís well known fact that they turn to stone.
With everyone freed and in their right dome,
They came to find the trollsí old home.
The door was locked, so they wondered,
How were they going to get the trolls plunder.
A key is what they were looking for,
And Bilbo had the one for the door.
He picked it up when the trolls were a-muck,
It turned out to be for his good luck.
They entered and went through the trollsí hoard,
Gandalf, Thorin, and Bilbo each took a sword.
They got their much-needed provisions,
From the trollsí small edible division.
Though events that day didnít strengthen their bond,
They went on their way to see Elrond.
Bert, Bill and
Tom the Trolls - Alan Lee