Get Your Premium Membership

Night Of Memories

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like Tom Cunningham.


Picture credit Time.Com

 

On the 14th April 1912  R.M.S. Titanic on its maiden voyage hit an iceberg in the north Atlantic and within a few hours on the morning of the 15th had sank to the bottom'.

Over two thousand people were on the Titanic when it hit disaster and only 700 hundred people survived.

It affected the survivors greatly and it changed many of their lives forever with many suffering from survivors guilt.

 

 

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Asleep in my cabin as we crossed the ocean Woke up with a start to a sound like big thunder All around me now was just noisy commotion An iceberg we’d hit that was tearing us asunder. I have survivor’s guilt suffer nightmarish dreams See widespread panic hear the sounds of loud screams I would love to forget that night of memories To do so would somehow dishonour the deceased. written 9th April 2019 For writhing challenge 1-April, 2019-Its All About 8- Poetry Contest. Sponsored By Dear Heart.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 4/25/2019 7:00:00 AM
I have read your creative winning work and wanted to say congrats on your win ..Way to go.. Sara
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/25/2019 7:12:00 AM
Thank you very much Sara. Tom.
Date: 4/23/2019 11:21:00 AM
Tom, congratulations on your win in my contest with your rhyming poem of memories, like what you did with the theme !
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/23/2019 12:32:00 PM
Thank you Dear Heart. I saw it was the 107th anniversary of that tragedy and it gave me the inspiration. Thank you for hosting too. Tom
Date: 4/22/2019 12:01:00 PM
I always wondered how any survived this Mentally speaking... Panagiota
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/22/2019 12:41:00 PM
Thank you Panagiota, it must have been hard to try and lead a normal life afterwards. Tom
Date: 4/20/2019 2:31:00 AM
A lovely heart touching poem honouring the Titanic deceased.. the last couplet is the epitome of beauty! A great pleasure to read and a fave.. my deepest regards and blessings.
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/20/2019 3:21:00 AM
Thank you Besma, thankfully a lot of lessons were learnt from that disaster and extra measures' put in place. Tom
Date: 4/17/2019 5:26:00 PM
Deep in its realization of the horrors of that tragedy my friend.. You captured such and spoke true of the aftermath-the survivor's guilt.. Great poetry my friend.
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/17/2019 5:45:00 PM
Thank you Robert, after that tragedy the rules were changed regarding life boats and evacuations so some good came out of that awful tragedy. Tom.
Date: 4/16/2019 8:40:00 AM
Yes Tom I’m sure that was a terrible realization. I always think of the bravery of the band as they continued to play music as the ship went down.
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/16/2019 10:21:00 AM
Thank you Richard, can't believe its 107 years yesterday that she went down. I often think of the band too, deciding to play on till the end. Tom
Date: 4/14/2019 1:39:00 AM
Survivors living a deadly lives carrying the painful memories. :( It's so touching and the pain has passed through the spine as the poem progressed.
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/14/2019 2:14:00 AM
Thanks Swetha, the Titanic was already at sea and on this day 107 years ago collided with an ice berg and in the early hours of the 15th of April sunk to the bottom of the sea. Tom.
Date: 4/10/2019 7:44:00 PM
That was so horrible and yet, we learned nothing from it. We've now gone a step further in the wrong direction, autonomous cars, trucks, planes, etc., It blows my mind how we humans, collectively, never seem to learn.
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/11/2019 1:43:00 AM
Thank you M.L. , two recent plane crashes would be a wake up call but no , just tweak the software a bit and hope for the best. Tom.
Date: 4/10/2019 1:38:00 PM
So sad when these tragedies leave their haunting imprints... GL in the contest Tom..
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/10/2019 2:38:00 PM
Thank you Joseph, I think what causes the imprints is the amount of fatalities' that occur, if no one had lost their life I don't think the story would have been so popular. Tom.
Date: 4/10/2019 12:16:00 PM
Human pride provoked nature and unfortunately for all the passengers on board humanity lost! I think you know that a novel was written before Titanic was constructed that had foreseen all the events that followed! A excellent tribute to the tragic event dear friend, Tom!
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/10/2019 2:24:00 PM
Thank you Demetrios, a lot of errors were made in in its construction that didn't surface until years later, I did hear about a book that that had similarities to the actual disaster. Tom
Date: 4/9/2019 6:48:00 PM
Very nicely done. Eight lines that capture the scene perfectly.
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/10/2019 4:08:00 AM
Thank you W.A. Tom.
Date: 4/9/2019 6:04:00 PM
Great job, Tom. We can never forget these kinds of things, even those of us who did not live through it. It will go on through history and when not one person remembers it, it will be a memory dead from the world.
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/10/2019 5:38:00 AM
Thank you Andrea, there has been many disasters at sea but its always Titanic that people think of. Tom.
Date: 4/9/2019 5:47:00 PM
I like this one, a great story in itself
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/10/2019 3:20:00 AM
Thank you Timothy, a story many will be familiar with. Tom.
Date: 4/9/2019 2:43:00 PM
All felt so safe on that huge vessel that they claimed to be unsinkable. Your poem captures the survivors anguish so well Tom. It was a terrible tragedy. Have a lovely Easter my friend. xxoo
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/9/2019 4:01:00 PM
Thank you Connie, hope you do too. It was a facinating ship with no expense spared in its construction a terrible tragedy. Tom.
Date: 4/9/2019 2:24:00 PM
well done, tom! that's a story that will continue to be told forever - so sad and so unexpected...
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/9/2019 3:17:00 PM
Thank you very much Ilene, it is a facinating story but sadly a tragic one, Tom
Date: 4/9/2019 12:18:00 PM
all was elegantly structured including engineering proficiency... ohh, but the captain did not heed the warning signal!..or lack of lifeboats, force of the iceberg?.....an astounding read, tom!...huggs
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/9/2019 1:10:00 PM
Thank you nette, there is a lot of evidence coming to light now saying it could have been prevented. Tom
Date: 4/9/2019 10:30:00 AM
Poignant write, Tom.
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/9/2019 11:48:00 AM
Thank you very much Line. Tom.
Date: 4/9/2019 9:26:00 AM
Interesting the need to honor ...a duty...a love...You experienced the tragedy...
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/9/2019 11:48:00 AM
Thank you Arturo, could understand their dilemma questioning why they were spared. Tom.
Date: 4/9/2019 8:49:00 AM
Excellent entry my friend...one of history's fascinating real-life stories...happy modern endings Tommy...^WW^...{*J*}
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/9/2019 9:08:00 AM
Thanks W.W. , yes tragic story but one that has fascinated people over time. Tom.
Date: 4/9/2019 8:38:00 AM
Great work Tom. Powerful ending. Surely this is not about you?
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/9/2019 9:04:00 AM
Thanks Allen, no, but it is a story that has facinated me, the last survivor died in 2009 I think. Tom.
Date: 4/9/2019 8:16:00 AM
I have a sudden urge to rewatch the movie. Good luck in the contest.
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/9/2019 9:02:00 AM
Thanks Richard, it got a bit harrowing towards the end when people realised they weren't going to make it. Tom
Date: 4/9/2019 8:00:00 AM
Very compelling write Tom well done
Login to Reply
Cunningham Avatar
Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/9/2019 9:00:00 AM
Thanks Nick, hope all's well.