We conclude the poem of T J Charleston on The Loss of the Titanic. Titanic, Titanic, thou destroyer of life Thou has parted many a man from children and wife And many little children thou has plunged in the deep Innocent as lamb, to take their last sleep. No doubt some hundreds lay fast asleep As her living cargo she gave to the deep But hundreds more had to watch the awful end That trip would bring, you can depend. Through being a monarch - as many thought - Hundreds to a watery grave were brought As every one on board did think It was impossible for the ship to sink. But she deceived them and thousands more Who heard the news on either shore And to know she foundered on such a lovely night As from the heavens the stars shone bright. No storms had disturbed the deep, deep sea So that cannot be the owners' plea But speed and ice had brought to doom The finest ship, very much too soon. The thirteenth of April well-remembered be By people here and across the sea When that beautiful hymn that has been sung By the band was played to old and young. To drown the cries of mother and child Who we must know were almost wild The conductor ordered midst cries and fume 'Nearer my God' to be the tune. The boats were lowered and the orders ran 'Women and children, but stand back, man' As that I think is the law of the sea Or whatever and Englishman may be. Husband put wife, father put child Took their last look at the face that once smiled Kissed their sweet lips, again and again For that was their last, in this their life's train. The parting it was awful for human tongue to tell Father wishing children and wife the last farewell Knowing it was their last look into each other's eyes Until they meet in heaven, the world above the skies. Some faithful wives would not leave the ship But to their husbands they then did slip And in each other's arms were locked and bound With their loved one, agreed to drown. There was plenty of time and that we know To give every passenger, and safely stow Them into boats, if they were on board But she not very many stored. The look-out man cried, 'Iceberg ahead!' Or that is what the papers said Why was the Titanic then not slowed down? Which has been the talk in every town. If the one to blame is among the dead He has nothing more to fear or dread But let this for future a warning be To men in charge of ships at sea. When carrying passengers across the deep A good lookout they always keep And should see an iceberg, or anything else indeed Ring at once to those below to stop, or slacken speed. If this had been done in the Titanic case Such a slaughter would never have taken place Which sent so many hundreds into the angry deep To take their last both cold and icy sleep. While some were waiting on the other side To welcome wife, or one to be their bride Others their little children's faces would have kissed If that deadly iceberg the Titanic missed. Whole families of eight, and even eleven Were all swept out, and we hope in heaven Not one of them left the tale to relate Or join their friends in the United States. No one thought in this world of bliss That anything could happen where Captain Smith Had command of a ship so fine When their journey commenced on the railway line. Farewell was sung, which I heard by chance As some folk started from their town, Penzance Farewell it was and always will be Their friends, their faces no more will see.