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Titanic -- Like we were there

Updated on April 14, 2012
Titanic's cherub
Titanic's cherub | Source

A hundred years and not forgotten

a thousand years and still in our minds

36,500 nights after you went down forlorn

Surprisingly human nature will not forget you in time

Fallen with unknown heroes that were left behind

Feeling the moment when a poor soul was reaching out to our hands

freezing night that was witness to our own despair

thinking how bad we wanted to flight away and repent

The sunken memories that came afloat

can just make us weigh our own mortality after all

a colossal and wonderful ship that kept us in awe

going down with dreams, Macy's and Clan Astor

Reading and Writing Room on the A-Deck aboard Titanic
Reading and Writing Room on the A-Deck aboard Titanic | Source
Last lifeboat arrived, filled with Titanic survivors
Last lifeboat arrived, filled with Titanic survivors | Source

Reckoning past memories that came back tonight

assembling thoughts that cannot leave us in peace

sooner or later had to let these words get vented out"

"Tomorrow is never promised" We thought these words aloud

Human loads that had to depart with no warning

Titanic, the ship with a one way ticket to eternity

3rd class food crashing with first class cutlery

senseless boundaries that disappeared in front of me

The greatest wonder from the seven seas

went down at this time when I was holding on to thee

Memories that came all of a sudden tonight

make me wonder if I really was there before...


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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Thanks for your kind words Raci! You are such a sweet friend!


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    raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

    you could have been Jack...yeah, maybe it's de ja some ways we had past lives right?

    very profound mighty lord...

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Thanks Uzma and Christy Writes for stopping by! At times we are short of words, to appreciate our friends warm comments. Thanks!

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    Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    A beautiful poem dedicated to the Titanic. Thank-you Lord, I enjoyed that you put your thoughts to a poem for us.

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    Uzma Shaheen Bhatti 5 years ago from Lahore,Pakistan

    an ironic incidence of history,your words broght back that emotional feeling in me. people who llost their lives in this tragic incidence,may their souls rest in peace.amin.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Thanks for commenting again Faith! You always amaze us with your responses.

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    Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

    No, it is I who is amazed that you would be amazed! Thanks so much, as that really means alot to me coming from you. Faith Reaper

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    Faith Reaper 5 years ago

    Yes, there is that unseen realm.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Thanks for reading us Flora. We've been reading from Titanic since we were in our 20's. 1998 was when we began to research thoroughly after James Cameron Epic movie.

    @Pickles&rufus, This disaster could've been avoided as told on a reconstructive scene with CIG graphics. But you had to be there and panick as well... not enough time to avoid a monster in front of you.

    @Morning Faith reaper, as writers we can have our moments and can gather all the feelings from a situation or an haunting as it might be, these words just came as vivid as though it was told by an spiritual muse. Probably there is a certain truth to that energy from our subconscious mind... helped by a parallel gate...of life beyond explanation.


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    Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

    Wow, lord de cross, I almost missed this one because for some reason it went into my junk mail!! I just now saw it. What beautiful words, and I guess I didn't know you are a great poet too. Haunting and vivid are your words, as you describe this tragic event, as if you were there yourself. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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    picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

    What a beautiful way to remember such a terrible disaster. I really appreciate the work and courage of James Cameron to bring that great ship back to life in a way. Vote up!

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    Flora Breen Robison 5 years ago

    Yes, it was 100 years ago today (well, in my time zone it is still today for 15 minutes). Turner Classic Movies had Titanic-themed movies on Saturday. Beautiful poem.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Thanks Suzano! We appreciate your sincer comments! Yeah it was a tragedy that will never go away.

    @ Ardie, Maybe you are right. This could be the reason, but only God... knows it all. Nice to see you with us. Enjoyed that comment of yours.


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    Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

    Oooh Lord what a beautiful write! Perhaps you were there or a family member was that passed memories and emotions on to you :)

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    tesslyn suzanne 5 years ago from kerala, India

    lord de cross,

    one of the most tragic disasters expressed beautifully.

    voted up and shared

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Gypsy Rose Lee,

    They never had a chance to choose between life and death. Was wondering... at least our 'friends' under that Bermuda Triangle could've broken the rules of destiny and just save them all!

    Debbi Brooks,

    The pain is unbearable when we can actually have those visions of lost souls. Some wanted to start a new life in America and NEVER in their lives expected the unsinkable...go down with history.



    James Cameron is our man! Without his courage and will to film an epic tale... there wouldn't be much to have handy for us to watch. Pictures from that time are too colorless and do not grab the moment. But thanks for coming by my friend.


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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Morning Ishwaryaa22,

    This tribute was written at the same time the final moments took place. In the middle of the night our Quill started to write down the being copied from the souls that left wiouth a trace. Thanks for stopping by and for being so kind to us.


    Katrine DAlmonte,

    Hopefully there won't be another Titanic. The next level will be taken to that outer space. Apollo 13 was a close call, but survival and some guts, saved our guys.



    What a sad thing. Money can really classify status and value, butwhen you are almost gone from your physical existence...all the boundaries dissapear. Seen so many seats empty on the planes I took. Wondering at times. A good kid from school could've taken a nice trip for free. Thanks for coming around dear friend.


    @Vincent, You did visualize part of what we could've have seen. Was late at night when we wrote this piece... so thanks for giving us an insighful vision. Halifax is just 6 hours from us, and one day will drive by. Thanks buddy!


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    Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

    Oh Lord, this memory of a such a tragedy brings much sadness. Imagining all those that perished, I can't take the thought of it.

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    Vincent Moore 5 years ago

    It was one of the great tragedies of the sea. The Unsinkable was sunk by just the tip of an iceberg. I couldn't imagine the vision of this before my eyes, the screams in the night, the dead floating past, the half alive trying to survive, the crowded boats and hard decisions made, who could stay and who had to depart.

    I to watched the mini series last night and was riveted to my t.v. watching all these people disappear into the sea nevermore. I remember walking through the grave yard in Halifax N.S. where many are buried there from the Titanic tragedy, it was very sad indeed. Tonight I will watch Tim Cameron's special as they venture 2 miles down to once more try to determine what actually happened and how did such a huge ship disappear to the bottom of the sea so quickly.

    Very well written my friend, I enjoyed your verse and how you placed it on this page. Bravo, shared and voted up.

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    Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

    Hi, Lord. Thanks for giving us this beautiful poem about the Titanic. I am SO interested in anything I can read about that subject. Rich and poor alike died that fateful night. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    I was watching two titanic movies last night and wow then i read this and its wonderful..great job lord..blessings debbie

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Such lovely words Lord it held me in it's grip. Voted up and awesome. It certainly will never be forgotten.

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    KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

    So sad, but what a beautiful reflection expressed through your words.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    I am fascinated with Titanic thanks to my favorite film of the same name yet its tragic history left a deep impact on me. Your poem is wonderfully woven with the right emotions - a fitting tribute to the 100th anniversary of one of the world's most famous ships!

    Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful. Voted up.

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Hi there Curiad, fellow hubber. Great to see you around. Trying to get back to our normalcy. I appreciate your commenting! Thanks!


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    Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

    I am there with you all....Lord

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Hi there Cebutouristspot,

    You certainly said it right! There are moments in history that are Iconic, and prone to cast a spell on us.

    Thanks for the reading!


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    cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

    One of the greatest tragedy of that time. It is man's humbling experience.