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Old May 21st, 2013, 03:35 PM
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Default Something New And Different

Memories Of The Old Days

When I view the modern ships.
It nearly drives me frantic.
With their sheer enormous size,
They dwarf the famed Titanic.

And when the multitudes embark,
To me, it is a pity,
For I see not a ship at all.
I see a floating city.

The decks are crowded everywhere,
The showrooms overflowing,
The Lido lines are always jammed,
And still they keep on growing.

I still recall the smaller ships
When first I started cruising.
For me, the modern megaliths
Have ceased to be amusing.

So let us search for smaller ships,
And leave the great harassing,
For very soon, they'll all be gone,
And we will miss their passing.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 04:06 PM
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Great one Paul, and oh, so true!

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Old May 21st, 2013, 04:18 PM
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Wonderful Paul, and so true
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Old May 21st, 2013, 05:47 PM
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It's nice poem, but I love the big ships.

Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Equinox 4/11/2011+4/4/2016
Independence 12/29/13
Vision OTS 2-14-2015
Freedom OTS 3/6/16
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 12:44 AM
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Have fond memories of the Norwegian Caribbean Line's "Vistafjord" in 1976 - a perfect ship.

And, although the "Norway" was an ocean liner, she was intimate in her own way. I had the good fortune to sail 3 times on her.

A lovely poem.
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