--all joy is lost
Vanquished am I
Sea winds tossed.
No wave of death will set me free--
Guilt-forced breath has ravaged me.
My heart's delight I've sacrificed.
For dire neglect I paid a price.
The lust of Fame ate precious time.
I sacrificed my love sublime.
Inexorable fate--pure Joy has fled.
Vanquished is hope--my Love lies dead.
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