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Imagine this - you take a cruise.
You’re out at sea, with gorgeous views,
When suddenly all systems fail
And you are stuck – no way to bail.

A fire started this distress
But soon, the ship was quite a mess – 
No air-conditioning or light,
The darkness frightening at night.

For thousands stranded on the ship,
This turned into a nightmare trip.
The lines for food made moods turn sour
But, far worse, was with no power,

Toilets quickly ceased to flush;
Sewage seeped to rooms once plush.
Plastic bags did substitute,
So human waste would not pollute.

Optimism faded quick – 
Passengers were getting sick.
Still, they had to sit and wait;
No one could evacuate.

Finally, the ship was towed.
More than refunds, folks are owed;
Which explains – you’ll understand – 
Why my vacations stay on land!

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 12:31:00 PM
    Aye, and a landlubber I too shall be! Love reading the news when you report it.

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Amen...and then this morning marveling that they got the robes complimentary!!!! Wow... great poem.....

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 9:16:00 AM
    Ilene, Ilene, do you do it? I loved this....the humor. The situation you described would have me bawling my eyes out! Great write! Hugs! :)