I couldn't believe that the ship was sinking --
We musicians played on and on,
No one is certain what the songs were --
It's hard to accept that my Stradivarius
At least I'm not leaving a grieving widow --
Drowned at sea at thirty-five years
Can a maiden voyage end in catastrophe?
Just say it was "Nearer My God to Thee,"
I've obeyed the commandments that Moses received --
by D. Edgar Murray 06/30/2000.