Tom Allport

Gold Star - 26,259 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 pools 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-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

Poet's Notes about The Poem

For the giant puppet of a little girl who lost her Father when the Titanic sank, walking the streets of Liverpool in search of him. She wrote a letter to him called Dada. The child's Father never received the letter but was returned to her 'return to sender'. Her letter is on view in Liverpool Maritime Museum. Her Father was a steward on the ill-fated Titanic.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, May 3, 2013

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