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Titanic

They hailed her as the empress of the waves Supreme upon the ocean’s vast domain, Yet those who watched her launch, and bid ‘Godspeed’, Could never have foreseen her fleeting reign. She left Southampton heading for New York; The sky above was somewhat overcast. Such hopes and dreams were riding on her bow, But this first voyage proved to be her last. The pinnacle of luxury and ease Awaited wealthy passengers on board, Whilst crystal chandeliers to music swayed, A toast to life was raised and champagne poured. On lower decks the entertainment lacked Yet children made the most of little space. Locked heavy gates were purposed to divide And keep the third-class steerage in their place. But when disaster struck the glacial path And frozen waters threatened souls of men, Proud opulence and rank would count as naught; Humanity was equal once again. 25/03/19 '2019 Poetry Marathon Mile 27' : sponsored by Mark Toney A Noteworthy Ship Poetry Contest : sponsored by Robert James Liguori

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Date: 11/12/2021 11:23:00 AM
A titanic tail, so beautifully captured. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art.
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Date: 6/2/2021 7:16:00 PM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing this reality in your awesome poetic way. Indeed, "Proud opulence and rank would count as naught; Humanity was equal once again." God bless you.
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Date: 2/8/2020 4:02:00 AM
Congrats Wendy, the tragic story fascinates me, I could see all the finery in 1st class and the basic accommodation in steerage, I wrote one a while back R. M. S. Titanic, love history and writing poetry on it. Enjoy your weekend. Tom
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Date: 12/28/2019 2:02:00 AM
Wendy congrats on your HM!;)
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Date: 4/12/2019 9:23:00 PM
Congratulations, Wendy: I love the way you spun this historic story in such a poetic vein!
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Date: 4/12/2019 2:42:00 PM
Congrats on being #8 in the top 100 new poems!
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Date: 4/11/2019 4:05:00 PM
The was beautifully orchestrated, Wendy you have talent ......loved it
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Date: 4/9/2019 2:24:00 PM
So well done, Wendy. Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 3/31/2019 8:55:00 PM
Nicely done, Wendy, congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Wendy Watson
Date: 4/5/2019 3:08:00 PM
Thank you so much for stopping by to read and comment,Eve.
Date: 3/30/2019 6:01:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Wendy! EXCELLENT! Janice
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Wendy Watson
Date: 4/5/2019 3:08:00 PM
I really appreciate your kind comment,Janice.
Date: 3/30/2019 3:10:00 PM
Wendy, you poetically captured the tragedy that is "Titanic" in both the sinking and the class distinction that resulted in even more lives loss. Congratulations on your win on Mile 27 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest. Your support of my contest has contributed to its success, and for that I am very grateful. ~Mark
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Wendy Watson
Date: 4/5/2019 3:07:00 PM
I'm really pleased to have placed in your last contest Mark and thank you for the incredible amount of time which you've invested into this marathon challenge.
Date: 3/30/2019 8:04:00 AM
A poignant but expressive poem on a 1912 disaster.ranoiar I think about t every time I'm on a ship. Parania will destroy ya!
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Wendy Watson
Date: 4/5/2019 2:52:00 PM
Thank you so much for reading and commenting,Ralph.
Date: 3/25/2019 2:02:00 PM
Well written Wendy on one of the worst maritime disasters of all time. Tom.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 3/27/2019 5:19:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comment,Tom. I have recently been watching old footage of survivors which prompted me to write this.