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Lieut William Murdoch
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God bless you throughout Spring, the Season in which Life is eternally renewed. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Mar. 28, 2015
 
A prayer for you, a prayer for an innocent, for remember your courage, loyalty, sense of duty.A prayer for a man who saves many lives sacrificing his own.You're now in the arms of God, rest in peace.
- E.L.N.
 Added: Mar. 4, 2015
 
God bless you on your Birthday (belated). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Mar. 1, 2015
 

- Little_Storm
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015
 

- Carolyn
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015
 

- sjm
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015
 

- Kerstin
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015
 

- Cindy
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015
 
On your 142nd birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Feb. 24, 2015
 
Rest in Peace Lieutenant William McMaster Murdoch, you acted bravely in your actions that dreadful night. I can't even imagine the fear that went through your mind that night. But your bravery will live on forever. You rest in the arms of God the Almighty. You will never be forgotten.The Saga of the TitanicThe merchants and the masters dreamedOf a vessel great in length and beam -A capital ship, a lofty argosy,Built to weather the mightiest sea.Upon the blocks was set the keelAnd fastened true the ribs of steel.A structure of wondrous symmetry,Towered above both land and sea."Unsinkable," some would say,As each plate was riveted fast,”This giant ship would rule the seaAnd forever last.”From steel of forge and steel of will,This mammoth titan rose.Stem to stern, keel to stacks,She was elegant in her pose.Her bridge was built to overseeThe oceans vast, the seven seas.The wheelhouse with its mighty wheelsWould steer the ship through calm and gales.Staterooms, ballrooms, and cabins, too,Were luxurious through and through.The finest woods from distant landsWere carved by skillful, mastered hands.Crystal hung from ceilings high,Her graceful staircase reached the sky.She was built to carry the aristocracyAnd care for them in great luxuryAlso those of meager purseWere afforded passage of lesser berth.But for all her, all and allThe Titanic had two fatal flaws -The bulkheads were not tall,And not enough lifeboats for all.After thousands of pounds and the pounding of men,From the captive earth she was ready to fend.Then the great ship left her cradle of birthAnd spurned the soil of mother earth.Along her keel she slipped and groaned,As the womb of earth delivered her home.Into the arms of the waiting seaTo write R.M.S. Titanic into history.From Southampton Docks she got underway,Crowds shouted farewells on that memorable day.From the “Gateway to the World”The Titanic set sail.To master calm seasAnd the mightiest gales.Then down in the depth of this mammoth wonderHer powerful engines roared fire and thunder.Like a humpbacked dragon with four stacks high,She spewed her hot breath into the sky.The mighty engines turned the shafts and propsAs tugs nudged her from the White Star Docks.But her propeller suction caused the ship New YorkTo bob and weave like a helpless corkAnd snapped her lines, setting her freeOn a collision course with the “Maiden of the Sea.”Happily, the mighty tugs caught holdAnd steered the ships into their folds.Secure was she, out of harm’s way;The Titanic was safe, for another day.On April 11, 1912At 13:30 bells,The Titanic raised anchor from the depth of the seaAnd set her course into history.She had some 2,207 on board,And tons of food and drink were stored.Gaiety and fun ran highAs the sight of land was lost to the sky.Into the Atlantic she set sail.“A routine voyage that surely could not fail.”On Sunday, April 14, 1912,All was calm, all was well.Near midnight a cry went out –“Iceberg right ahead!” was the shout.The watertight doors were shut to the sea,The wheel was spun port instinctively.But the ship struck the berg on its starboard side –A fatal wound; the mammoth would die.Lifeboats were lowered so some could fleeAmid great confusion and much misery.Women and children first was the cry-As the brave stood on deck prepared to die.“C.Q.D.”, “C.Q.D.”, “C.Q.D.”The help signal sparked through the airThe Titanic’s cry for help and its beckoning prayer.Some would survive this awful fateWhich revealed both cowards and heroes great.Most men stood bravely on the sinking ship.But a coward into a woman’s dress did slipAnd into a lifeboat he did climb;A seaman’s revolver protested the slime.There were heroes, like “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,”Who cheered frightened souls, soothing tears and frowns.On April 15, 1912The Titanic tolled its final bellAs the band played solemnly“Nearer, my God, to Thee.”The great ship sank into its ocean grave,Only some 705 souls were saved.A survivor said of this ghastly scene,“It appeared as a horrible nightmare, an eerie dream –Because as the great ship sank into the sea,Its lights glittered like strings of toy jewelry.Then slowly, one by one, the lights went out -Darkness fell. Death was all about.”Mercifully, the good ship Carpathia came to aid,Saving many a soul from a watery grave.All were grateful, but all were sadFor the loss of friends and loved ones was horribly bad.Then a great hush descended,The world waited for the news.Who would be saved? Who would we lose?“The Titanic sunk! The Titanic sunk!”was shouted from the streets.She’s gone, she’s gone,” the cries fadedTo mournful weeps.“What are we waiting for, Mommy?Why are we waiting so long?”“We’re waiting for news of your father –I pray that he’s not gone.”Slowly the names were posted,Bells were tolled throughout the landFor people of humble birth and people eminent and grand.The sea did not discriminateBetween the humble and the great.Those who survived and those who diedWere lifted or swallowed by sea, time and tide.The disaster of the Titanic rings throughout history,For its toll of loss resounds in hypocrisy,Because the disaster began in the minds of menAs arrogance and greed had its way with them.Arrogance, because they believed nature could be tamed –“Surely, the Titanic can beat nature at its game!”And greed took on penny-pinching schemes,As the moguls of gold made profit their dreams.Thus, the “Saga of the Titanic” has lessons to teach:The achievements of men have limited reach.For when the love of money steers men’s goals,From the depth of the sea can be heard the poor soulsWho cry in whispers from their watery graves“If not for arrogance and greed, we would have been saved.”©2000 James L. Manniso
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- Sarah Good
 Added: Feb. 9, 2015
 

- Lisa Whitby
 Added: Jan. 12, 2015
 
God bless you throughout Winter, the cold, harsh season in which nature sleeps and goes dormant, awaiting the arrival of Spring. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Dec. 23, 2014
 
Merry Christmas (early)! God bless you as you attend the magnificent celebration of Jesus Christ's Birthday within His Kingdom. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Dec. 16, 2014
 

- Janis•E
 Added: Oct. 12, 2014
 
God bless you throughout Autumn, the beautiful, fiery season of the Harvest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Oct. 7, 2014
 
God bless you and keep you know that He will restore you again in His own good time, along with all those lost at sea. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Sep. 7, 2014
 
Rest heavenly peace
- Kerstin
 Added: Sep. 5, 2014
 

- Janis•E
 Added: Aug. 13, 2014
 

- Christina
 Added: Jul. 14, 2014
 
God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jul. 8, 2014
 

- Herbert Rickards
 Added: Jun. 18, 2014
 

- Sharon
 Added: Apr. 21, 2014
 
102 years ago yesterday..."Oh hear us when we cry to Thee, for those in peril on the sea" RIP.
- Debra Polly
 Added: Apr. 16, 2014
 
Remembering you today.
- Judy
 Added: Apr. 16, 2014
 

- elaine bailey
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014
 

- Janis•E
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014
 
God bless you on your Angel Day. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014
 

- Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014
 

- Stacey
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014
 

- Herbert Rickards
 Added: Apr. 6, 2014
 
God bless you throughout Spring, the Season when all Life is renewed. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Mar. 23, 2014
 

- BIRDMAN
 Added: Mar. 1, 2014
 
God bless you on your Birthday (belated). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Mar. 1, 2014
 

- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014
 

- mj
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014
 
Rest in peace always,and Happy Birthday.
- Ollie Pham
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014
 

- David Wend
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014
 
Happy 141st birthday!
- Talbot Fisher
 Added: Feb. 27, 2014
 
God bless you, lost mariner. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Feb. 13, 2014
 
God bless you throughout Winter, the cold, harsh season in which nature sleeps and goes dormant, awaiting the arrival of Spring. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Dec. 30, 2013
 
God bless you on Christmas (early). Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Dec. 23, 2013
 

- Leslie~and~Don
 Added: Nov. 15, 2013
 
God bless you throughout Autumn, the beautiful, fiery season of the Harvest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Oct. 3, 2013
 

- Loretta Sampson
 Added: Oct. 2, 2013
 

- Rose
 Added: Aug. 13, 2013
 

- Maggie
 Added: Jul. 31, 2013
 

- Stephanie Buman
 Added: Jul. 19, 2013
 
God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jul. 19, 2013
 
God Bless You!
- TLK
 Added: Jul. 8, 2013
 
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