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I arrived at the airport, along with my wife For two whole weeks we'll live the good life We're flying out today for a break in Italy The place we've both always wanted to see. We got through security then went to duty free Champagne for my wife, and whiskey for me We went to a restaurant for a quick bite And patiently awaited the call for our flight. It flashed up on the board, gate number eight We were excited now and we couldn't wait Showed our passports and boarded the flight Sat down in our seats and buckled up tight. The captain announced we're ready to go We taxied to the main runway steady and slow Then we picked up speed, we were moving quite fast The plane rose from the ground airborne at last. An hour went by and I reached down for my book Then we heard a loud bang and the plane shook There was screaming and panic, kids started to cry Someone shouted out " we're all going to die ". The plane started to dive, the cabin filled with smoke Passengers were coughing some started to choke The blue sea was below us and I saw a boat And I thought to myself, would we sink or float. A mask dropped down, hit me in the face The crew shouted the order to "brace, brace " The plane made impact and bounced on the sea We were all thrown about and I twisted my knee. The lockers above opened and all the bags flew around The screaming got louder, I'd never heard such a sound Cold seawater poured in at a very fast rate Then a hostess shouted loudly to " evacuate ". She said " put on your lifejackets and head for the door " People struggled to move with all the bags on the floor There was panic and crying, both women and men And I vowed to myself I'd never fly again. The crew were brilliant they helped everyone out Lives saved by their actions, of that I've no doubt It was a strange sight seeing everyone afloat Then in the distance I again saw the boat. Above the noise of the sea a sound we did hear It was the boats foghorn to let us know it was near A loud gurgling sound we heard was the plane going down " Swim away " someone shouted " or else you might drown ". As the plane disappeared it sent up a fine spray In the distance I saw lifeboats heading our way There were many passengers with some injury My wife and I had been lucky, apart from my knee. The grim reaper tried to snatch us, oh he had tried But God heard our prayers today and no one had died We're finished with flying now, my wife and me The next holiday we go on will be one at sea, Written 27th January 2018.

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Date: 9/28/2018 2:32:00 AM
Oh I see below, no real scares. I am terrified of flying. My brother wants me to fly to the UK, I dunno.....
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/28/2018 2:37:00 AM
Thankfully a fictional write, they say you have more chance of being hit with a car. Go for it. Tom.
Date: 9/28/2018 2:31:00 AM
Great poem, frightful, True?
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Date: 2/20/2018 11:15:00 AM
The excitement and suspense you infused in this poem kept me at more than attention. I'm terrified of flying - even took a course once - I don't fly unless I have to - never for recreation!
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Date: 2/20/2018 11:52:00 AM
I'm glad you enjoyed it Sunlite, I do fly a lot but thankfully have never had any real scares. I hope it hasn't spooked you in any way.It certainly wasn't my intention to put people off. Tom
Date: 2/7/2018 4:46:00 PM
Oh my! What a frightening experience! Great rhyme scheme.
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Date: 2/7/2018 7:11:00 PM
Thank you Valerie, It's every flyers' nightmare I did try and make it a happy ending though. Regards Tom
Date: 2/6/2018 4:35:00 PM
Great storytelling, Tom. And glad to hear it's fictional. I fly a lot, but am not a fan of air travel.
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Date: 2/6/2018 4:57:00 PM
Thank you Agnes, I fly a lot too but the joy of flying is no longer there with the way things are in the world.Reading all the emergency cards and watching safety drills in case of worse case scenario gave me the inspiration Regards Tom
Date: 2/4/2018 1:11:00 AM
A scary experience Tom. So glad it is fiction. I was engrossed in your well metered rhyme and kept thinking this is fiction. We fly very often and thankfully have never had an incident. But we know that it's no point ever panicking. Maria
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Date: 2/4/2018 4:02:00 AM
Thank you Maria, I'm a frequent flyer too and sometimes let my imagination run riot, hence the poem. I hope it doesn't put anyone off. Regards Tom.
Date: 1/30/2018 9:08:00 AM
Excellent and frightening write! My husband was on a flight that went askew from tornadic winds. The pilot had sweat running down his face and looked to be in no mood to talk! Scary! Fave!
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Date: 1/30/2018 9:58:00 AM
Thank you Kim. As you've probably guessed I fly a lot. I just hope I haven't put anyone off flying.But it did have a happy ending I suppose. Regards Tom.
Date: 1/28/2018 9:32:00 AM
Wow, this write really drew me in Tom as it was quite captivating! Truly an awesome write and am sure glad it is fictional!~Che :)
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Date: 1/28/2018 10:24:00 AM
Thank you Cheryl, thankfully it was fiction, hope it doesn't put anyone off flying though. Regards Tom
Date: 1/27/2018 6:07:00 PM
Wow, so glad that was fiction, superbly written! Evoking some not so good memories, one similar to yours, but concerned strong wind at near touch down, the pilot applied full throttle which forced as back into our seats. We were informed when landed that it was thought that we were not going to make. Run out of space.
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Date: 1/27/2018 7:57:00 PM
I've been on a plane and before take off had to be de-iced , but to have that happen in the sky is something else, you did have a lucky escape thankfully. We keep trying to beat the grim reaper and no doubt one day he'll win, but hopefully not too soon. Regards Tom.
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Date: 1/27/2018 6:08:00 PM
Another time in a tiny RAF Valetta mid-flight we were asked to fasten or safety belt as we were heading into turbulence. On looking out the window huge sheets of ice were forming on the wing and being ripped off. The guy sat next to me was white knuckled. That was my scariest flight for it lasted for seemed a life time. But hey I'm here to tell the tales thankfully!
Date: 1/27/2018 3:57:00 PM
Fascinating story, wondrous writing, superb narration dear, Tom! Much enjoyed!
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Date: 1/27/2018 4:47:00 PM
Thank you Demetrious for your kind words. Thankfully it was a happy ending, sadly many are not. Regards Tom.
Date: 1/27/2018 2:50:00 PM
Tom I too was captivated by your wonderful story and am so glad to read it was fiction as the imagery is so so vivid.:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/27/2018 3:28:00 PM
Thank you Jan, I was on a plane once and as it came into land suddenly took off again, I think the pilot misjudged how much runway he needed, thankfully he got it right the second time, there were a few murmurs from some passengers though. Hope all goes well with the burns supper tomorrow. Regards Tom
Date: 1/27/2018 9:18:00 AM
What great story telling! Another captivating tale.
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Date: 1/27/2018 9:27:00 AM
Thank you Richard, I'm a frequent flyer and sometimes my imagination runs riot, I hope it doesn't put anyone off flying. Regards Tom
Date: 1/27/2018 8:01:00 AM
Wonderful write, the flow was amazing. Hope it's fictional.
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Date: 1/27/2018 9:04:00 AM
Thank you very much Tim. Yes thankfully it is fiction.I do fly a lot and you sometimes think of worst case scenario's especially when you sometimes have the seats where the middle doors are and cabin crew ask you are you okay with it ,I suppose your mind wanders a bit. Regards Tom.