Cast adrift on a sea of tears, Was too afraid to face my fears. Eaten from within by grief, Our time together much to brief. Now I sally forth by night, Barred forever from the light. The violent serpent strikes my boat, My enemies are poised to gloat. Now run aground on rocky shelf, I find the strength within myself, To face my fate with stoic calm, Not afraid to come to harm. I'll slay the beast from which I'd fled, I'll slay the beast or end up dead.