We dare to dream, dare to build,
dare to deny our loss.
Upon our pride we lay it gild,
while we deny the cost.
Exalting our ingenuity,
we lie against a tragedy.
The best we make for the sea,
becomes a gate for eternity.
It failed to finish its maiden voyage,
sinking beneath eternal stars.
The most we fostered became a carnage;
the ocean's deep to keep its scars.
Then we remember all the souls lost,
with our songs of commemoration,
saying they will live beyond us,
while deep they lie in consternation.
Titanic the fruit of our hearts;
all our pride, with its sister, fear.
It is the best of our marks
lying at the bottom, with its jeer.
We do not see our grave need,
that we should name it Titanic,
while that hulk that is Death's seed,
reveals us as Pathetic.
© Bob Barra, 4-15-2012
Titanic has become a metaphor for me of how the best we make becomes a groaning hulk at the bottom of the depths. As one who works at building things, I am aware that what becomes of my drawings, man's devising, becomes the trash of tomorrow. The only thing that we make that truly speaks of us is a coffin, which is what the Titanic became.
Yet we glorify what is really our failure, even heralding its victims of our pride and fear that stands against the knowledge of our greatest need-the Biblical God Jesus Christ, the true Titan.
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