From its moorings the liner headed out to sea
the decks and shore filled with people
cheering loudly happy and excitedly watching
en route on its maiden voyage
no hint of the horrors that would materialize
to this day many still agonies!
The truth behind the sinking still in question
as yet another theory emerges
an uncontrollable fire in the ships coal bunkers
was raging when it left port
prestige and money outweighed human cost
as hundreds of lives were lost!
It is surmised long before the departure date
the fire was originally discovered
the task would be no problem to extinguish
but the bunkers were full
nobody knew when the initial ignition occurred
as the twists and turns of fate stirred!
Even as the excitement increased for passengers
families tearfully saying goodbye
there was no visible sign to an innocent throng
the deception continued on
the ship set off on its only voyage and into history
leaving that lingering mystery!
Too many unanswered questions remain to this day
unease of what really happened
never goes away as more hidden evidence discovered
what is yet to be brought into sight
will it ever be known the veracity of that fateful night
full disclosure of these souls true plight!
That is a question there is no certainty can be resolved!