Unsinkable. or so they thought!
In 1912 disaster struck to a vessel they said was unsinkable a ship designed to stand up to disasters to go down would seem unthinkable. The ship was grand, people were excited to sail in her majestic beauty tickets flew hot from the port all staff were called to duty. The designer made a few drastic changes he insisted elegance came before life giant staircases with chandeliers adored by every man and his wife. Steel plates were attached by hand as machines couldn’t fit some parts making spots of the ship vulnerable not recorded on any official charts. The ship was grand, the clientele were rich the poor squashed and crowded below class was important at the start of the century for a wonder the poor could go! The lifeboats were cut just sixteen were aboard for over two thousand customers and crew women and children were priority then but some of the men got through! Some crew from the another ship were laid off their service not required one of them went off with a vital key to a cabinet holding all they desired. The Captain had no drills it seems so the crew were unable to cope judging by the historic events they did not have any hope. The Iceberg responsible for the disaster was floating closer to the ship many warnings were shouted that night but the ship had to fulfill its trip. The Captain wanted to go faster even though the warnings were clear his attitude positive "everything is fine" no one has anything to fear. It seemed for a while the coast was clear the iceberg was changing direction the captain thought he was navigating away beyond the icebergs inception. Because of the lack of experience the crew did not know what to do once the Iceberg struck for real all their nightmares came true. one thousand five hundred people lost their lives on that fateful freezing night the water was 50 degrees minus below hitting the water died with fright. A mighty ship called unsinkable lost its will to live and just because they never bothered or any thought did give. Mother Nature knows no bounds She wins most of the time For the people who designed this ship I believe you committed a crime. To the few who managed to live the horror remains in their mind the Unsinkable vessel of modern age was simply one of a kind. This poem is to commemorate the 1500 lives lost in this disaster which could have easily been avoided...#TITANIC #UNSINKABLE #POETRY #DISASTER #ICEBERG #WRITING #AMWRITING Click To Tweet