Titanic--Nearer My God.

Titanic--Nearer My God.

A Poem by Relic

Their ghostly forms respire now 
With swells that churn the sea.
Relieved from woe - and peril's throe -
Nearer my God to thee.

And even though the forward bow 
Is tarnished from time's rust,
A hymn still drifts the ocean glaze -
Where angels spoke with Godly praise:

"Brother, sister, where art thou, 
Among the ship's debris?" 
"In eternal peace" - they whisper -
"Nearer my God to thee."

© 2019 Relic


Author's Note

 Relic
Thanks to Tate for suggesting the song.

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a terrible tragedy !
a wonderful & sensitive poem with great rhythm.
cheerio carola

Posted 7 Months Ago


 Relic

7 Months Ago

Thanks for reading, Carola.
Nearer my God to thee
Do I draw nigh
Where the heights cease
And the depths shall not dare reach

Your writing is so very beautiful

Posted 7 Months Ago


 Relic

7 Months Ago

Thank you very much, Cynthia.
I was taken back to this tragedy in a stunning way. You captured it very clearly.

Posted 8 Months Ago


 Relic

8 Months Ago

Thank you, Lea. :)
Lea Sheryn

8 Months Ago

You're welcome, Relic.
Such a tragedy, and a very fitting poem to honour the memory

Posted 8 Months Ago


 Relic

8 Months Ago

Thank you, Lyn.
Whenever I think of tragedies like this, I want to ask God only one question: why? Why did You think any of this was a good idea? A haunting song for an equally haunting event.

Posted 8 Months Ago


 Relic

8 Months Ago

I guess somewhere way back when, God promised he would never talk. Thanks.
this moves me, just as the story of the Titanic has...and the movie as well...such sorrow and bravery at the same time...as those poor souls vanished beneath the cold waves....just because a ship's owner had something to prove.
well done, Tim,
j.

Posted 8 Months Ago


 Relic

8 Months Ago

Thanks very much for your thoughts, Jacob.
Wow, this is fantastic.

"A hymn still drifts the ocean glaze,
Where angels spoke, with Godly praise:"

You created a vivid image while accepting the boundaries of the syllables, which is a rare thing to find in poetry (at least non-published poetry).

Thank you for this. It's like discovering gold, truly.



Posted 12 Months Ago


 Relic

12 Months Ago

I appreciate your review, Anubis. Thank you.
Puts you in a bit of a hazy trance with the imagery and language. Don't have a lot to say cause I kind of just really like it. In the last stanza I think you forgot an end quote(') on "thou".

I thoroughly enjoyed reading and getting lost in this poem!

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much for reading, H L. Yeah, that end quote should have been right after the word debris. .. read more
H L Rose

1 Year Ago

Of course!
So emotional yet so wonderful!!!! I really like the theme you chose. Nice writing!!!!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Thank you.
Lovely poet 💖

1 Year Ago

You're welcome!!!
1503,lives end,1,unfettered ambition,1 surrenders Captains commission. two men,1503 lives end.

Posted 1 Year Ago


 Relic

1 Year Ago

Well said. Thank you.

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