Within my Chambered Nautalus
Safely and securely lie
No scalding heat or freezing cold
Invades the shell of my stronghold.
No crying child or needful friend
Disturbs the peace that dwells within.
Locked safe within my fragile shell
Alone, untouched, I choose to dwell.
Here in my world of filtered light
Changing little day or night.
Sailing lightly o're Lifes Sea
Its crashing waves not touching me
Ever snug and warm and well
Within my luminescent shell.
Until discarded on some beach
My fragile soul escapes to reach
Its final haven from lifes storm
Emerging where there is no harm
To fear or discord to avoid
Safe where peace is unalloyed.