The sea is flat, the wind is slack,
A starry heaven shines,
No obstacle betwixt us stands- But there are warning signs:
A hissing Tesla spark makes known there's danger somewhere near,
Yet, captain's orders say it plain: "Proceed there's naught to fear!"
We know the rest; a tragedy awaited all who sailed
in the grandest ship of a grander age,
And no one dreamed she'd fail!
But that she did - and thousands died in a flat and frigid sea,
But why do those souls still haunt us, with such ancient history?
July the 4th's the answer, the Ocean Gem's at sea,
The rich, the poor, so many more have paid a tidy fee
To make this run adown the sun,to havens calm and gray;
We party under moon shine, nor see peril in our way.
The difference in the parallels is eerie as it's great:
Though Doom took down "Titanic,", for "Gem" it's not too late.
So,relieve the watch and in the brief let every tar take note:
You man no naval rifle,lads - but cast a mighty vote!