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Get Me Off This Boat

This has been a nightmarish vacation ordeal. I’m so glad this ship is docking in Mobile. When fire broke out in the ship’s engine room, the loss of power throughout was a harbinger of doom. The congested toilets emit an intolerable smell. The overheated cabins are hotter than hell. At a mile an hour, this ship is practically standing still. Food poisoning is making many passengers ill. They say it will take five hours to get everyone ashore. You can be sure I won’t be going on cruises anymore. From a news story found in USA Today.

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  1. Date: 2/20/2013 7:09:00 AM
    So sorry it happened to you

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    Date: 2/20/2013 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I was not a passenger on this cruise ship. Please see the reply under Therese's comment.
  1. Date: 2/15/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Thanks for your comments and a nice write on current events. I didn't even know of the food poisoning that wasn't no Love Boat.

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 1:46:00 PM

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 12:14:00 PM
    Robert a nightmare situation for a lot of people ...David