Tom Allport

Gold Star - 31,914 Points (31/05/1949 / Liverpool)

Return Of The Giants - Poem by Tom Allport

After a very long sleep
I awoke in Stanley's arms
Now refreshed and ready to search
Taking my love - to cheer
And a message - of no fear
We were separated by fate
Now a Titanic quest awaits
To show the masses
That Giants are great and care
But where are we now?
Ambling along Liverpool's streets
Following a predestined winding road
Cheered on by thousands of ecstatic sounds
Stopping to smile and wave and ask
'Do you know what happened - in the past? '
Of broken hearts and love lost-but not forever
A struggle to live and survive
'How lucky to be alive'
I am just starting to tire and not far to go
To a reunion of kind hearts about our show
To tell our stories of people - enroute
To the Arena of dreams
And hundreds of thousands of welcoming screams

Topic(s) of this poem: story

Form: Light Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poem is based on a true story of a little girl who lost her Father when the Titanic sank, it was re-enacted by giant puppets walking the streets of Liverpool in search of him. She originally wrote a letter to him calling him Dada. The child's Father never received the letter which was returned to her by way of 'return to sender'. Her letter is on view in Liverpool Maritime Museum. Her Father was a steward on the ill-fated Titanic.

Comments about Return Of The Giants by Tom Allport

  • Bri Edwards (8/23/2017 4:27:00 PM)


    Tom, i (almost) hate to tell you this, but i'd all but forgotten you (and some others on PH) who/whom? i've not communicated with in quite a while (or it seems so) . i've been busy with 'other things', ya know. i read the poem and the Poet's Notes. the Notes are very interesting and i always appreciate when there is/are some with a poem. but the poem still is one i'd struggle with.

    pools streets are? the poem was not clear to me. let me look at another. btw, i read the recent poem comment you sent and appreciate that also; i'll respond eventually at more length to it.

    bri :)
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 24, 2017


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