Alexander Coppedge

Rookie - 72 Points (June 25,1954 / Warrenton, North Carolina)

Loss - Poem by Alexander Coppedge

They aboard ship sailed into calm
But wintry sea without reservations
They had boarded this ship
Before the fall of edge night
Made themselves at home;
Per advised by host
Took children, close relatives and wives
Happy and joyous was everyone smiling
All being the first to sail this ship
An invincible craft of workmanship
Proclaimed an eternal living god
A crowd arrive early, once stored,
Time to roam ship many decks
A motion of hands vibrations
Waving side to side parting good byes
Cheers from everyone hanging over rails
All enjoying mist from the sea
On decks smiles, greeting each other
Kind words, with thank you please
All hanging on decks laughing
Prophesied event safe arrival
Before they even leave
Night deep eventual approach
Ship part away into sea
None having cause for any concern
Whole event thought out and wanted
Hours passing into the sail journey
All aboard became very relax
Children fed and put to a bed early,
While grown ups interact
A few drinks to relieve pressure of voyage
Alert by cry out to leave the vessel: ignored
Some who heard: servants, cooks and such;
Other did not hark warning
Even captain on mic was ignored
They would not enter into life boats for land;
As requested by captain to go
It took huge ship to dip
Before some knew fate
Yelling passed screams ignored before
Suddenly has new meaning
Boat room because of slow react loss
For you and your family
Into night those who heard and did act right;
Movements, in small new pods
As living god last piece of invincibility tip
Sink into its whirlpool


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The fate of the Titanic

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 10, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, May 1, 2015


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