This Night

A Poem By Kyleigh // 4/15/2012

{I don't really know if this can be called poetry, but I scribbled it out while overhearing something that was on TV about the Titanic. It's not very polished but I like it anyway}

Up from steerage
The deck is crowded
All the ladies in their evening gowns.

Rich man tells me to get in a boat.
I fear.
Can we really be sinking?

The band is playing.
Nearer, my God to Thee.
I am cold.

Dawn comes.
There are bodies, floating upright
Faces, seen. Souls, gone.

They died for me.
For women and children –
Such honor and sacrifice.

The lists come out.
So many have died.
1,500. What weeping there is.

Outrage.
Crew members’ families fined.
For lost uniforms – what of lost life?

So many dead. They said it was unsinkable.
Why, oh why,
Did you mock God?

I wonder –
Are they waiting in New York?
Do they know the devastation?

They never saw the ship go down.
They never saw the frozen bodies.
They never saw the cold night in the life boat.

I am alive.
Rescued by Carpathia.
And yet there are many died – and one gave his place
For me.

A rich man, maybe,
Who had money and class
For a poor lass.
For me.

All that splendor at the bottom of the sea.
I weep, and wonder.
I will never, never forget this night.

Comments

I LOVE this!! Especially the

I LOVE this!!

Especially the chivalry shown by the men and young boys!

Lucy Anne | Sun, 04/15/2012

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unfortunately you wouldn't

Unfortunately you wouldn't find it that way today.
Charlie Zahm wrote a great song on it: Ballad of the Titanic - from his album Ballads of Bravery and Manhood.

Arthur | Mon, 04/16/2012

"My greatest wish for my writing is that it would point you to the Savior."

This is good...

This is good! I really like it. :)

Madeline | Tue, 04/17/2012

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Good job!

I really liked this! I can't write poems good.....:D

Sarah Anne | Thu, 04/19/2012

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths

P.S
Go to my blog and follow it: Sarahanneandrews.wordpress.com
:) for my sake, follow

Great job Kyleigh!!!

Great job Kyleigh!!!

Sarah Anne | Thu, 04/19/2012

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths

P.S
Go to my blog and follow it: Sarahanneandrews.wordpress.com
:) for my sake, follow

Oh me!! I was supposed to say

Oh me!! I was supposed to say that, but I was accidentally on my sister Sarah's account, we use the same computer, and it was logged in on her account! Oops! :D But you did a great job on it, Kyleigh!!! :D

Aredhel Írissë | Thu, 04/19/2012

mmm....

This was very heart-wrenching... the titanic was absolutely tragic. This was good though. The writing was very good for something that you just scribbled down, LOL! I found some things that didn't make sense, like grammar and some mistakes, but that's fine! LOL!
Good job!

Kassady | Thu, 06/21/2012

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
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Write On!