The Cruise Liner!

The cruise liner set sail on her maiden voyage

after many mishaps and accidents

that could not be easily explained as natural

or that several crew were missing

all the searches had failed to find any clues

not a problem in the owners views!

 

The truth was suppressed profit came first

their overheads were high

opting for a private detective  on board

to carry out a quiet investigation

he brought his fiance for help and support

in finding answers they sought!

 

Trouble started not long after leaving port

equipment was malfunctioning

passengers said their cabins were in a mess

everything inside thrown around

what could cause these unexplained events

their task becoming immense!

 

The evening set in a warm night was icy cold

one engine ceased to function

as Taylor and J’s cabin was on lower a deck

yet tapping and voices they heard

which seemed to be coming from far below

where only crew would go!

 

The detective gave a long worried stare at J

who had been researching

records of this luxury liner to find clues

discovering many fitments

were from another decommissioned ship

badly damaged on its last trip!

 

Now broken up it had a very bad history

and was thought of as cursed

records from further back were missing

this ship was almost a replica

for some reason the problem transferred

at first this did sound absurd!

 

They tried to make contact with the captain

who knew their identity

but the internal telephones didn’t work

then a violent shudder

threw them at the now open cabin door

falling into the corridor

 

Panic filled their minds yet it was too quiet

a lone woman was there

pale and sombre asked them to follow her

taking them downwards

But they had no intention of going that way

or with their lives they’d pay!

 

Somehow they arrived on the promenade deck

people were hanging over the side

lifeboats dangled as passengers scrambled

to get off this huge ship

like cartoon characters put on a drawn set

ghostly figures in silhouette!

 

Neither had an inkling of what was happening

a sensation it was behind

both  jumped overboard as the spectre came

as there was an explosion

next gasping for breath in the burning sea

not how they’d planned it to be!

 

In the chaos a dark mass was circling around

though neither of them felt cold

a small boat glided alongside their still bodies

the  female they’d seen before

getting in she was now radiant and kind

her present majestically defined!

 

Steering the boat  into bright swirling mist

together caressed and kissed!

When the rescue ships arrived on the scene

after receiving a distress call

because all power had been lost to the liner

then the alarm was raised

as two people were seen jumping into the sea

witnesses said not accidentally!

 

Reports also came in of strange ghostly events

these were simply ignored

the cruise ship towed slowly back to home port

the cycle would repeat again

like so many before their bodies disappeared

dark forces involved it was feared!

 

The Foureyed Poet.

 

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