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A tale of survival ~ Titanic contest winner

A chapter in the book Vignettes of Interesting People

Titanic and Unsinkable Molly Brown

by BeasPeas

The Titanic Contest Winner 

'Vignettes of Interesting People' ~ #3-475-B-C

Cold waves devoured the fated Titanic.
A watery grave waited below.
Too few lifeboats on board instilled panic.

But Mrs. Molly Brown, a passenger,
had stuff from which heroes are made,
this lady philanthropist from Denver.

Women and children were loaded first call.
Molly's sheer will kept spirits up.
Steely determination saved them all.

They drifted as far away as they could
to keep from getting sucked under,
but Molly urged they row back as they should.

Insistence finally made victims yield.
Lifeboat No. 6 was rescued
after returning to the debris field.

Captain Rostron took on hundreds alive.
"Unsinkable Molly" gave aid
'til assured someone claimed those who survived.

Marilyn D.F. Boire ~ July 15, 2017
'Vignettes of Interesting People'


The Titanic
Contest Winner


Molly Brown was a woman of humble beginnings. She worked tirelessly on social issues, was a feminist, suffragette, philanthropist, and became socially prominent in America and Europe. She spoke at least three languages besides English--French, German and Russian. Eventually she ran for Senate but didn't win the election. Her real name was Margaret (Maggie) Brown but was dubbed "Molly" when immortalized in the Broadway play and later the movie entitled, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown." She is a true-life heroine of the sinking of the Titanic. In the image she is shown with Captain Arthur Rostron of the Cunard Line who received the Titanic's SOS call.

Molly worked to help survivors, some of which were children who lost their parents, to locate families of lost loved ones and orphans long after the Carpathia (Cunard Line) reached port.
Thank you for reading my poetry.

Image: Molly Brown awarding Captain Arthur Rostron award for his rescue of Titanic's surviving passengers, courtesy of Encyclopedia Titanica.
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