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There was a time

when things that were important crumbled

around me, and sank to the sea.

There was a time

when those that I held close

turned away, and left me wanting.

There was a time

when I was solitary

and unhappy in it, craving comfort.

That time has passed from me.

Light now filters to my little palace

through waters clear and cool,

with no sign of the despair or tears

that had once clouded it.

I bask in the warmth of the sun,

in the knowing that I am loved, safe,

and that happiness is no further than a whisper from me.