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Arawatta


Where did I come from?
Determines my family tree and my destiny.
A ship named Arawatta was scuttled
Deliberately on September 14th 1936
Somewhere off the Sydney Heads.
My pregnant grandmother
Sailed on the Arrawatta
From Australia back to her place of birth
Land Of The Cedars on May 30th 1905.
What if fate had chosen instead?
A different time and place
For her journey, for example:
The Titanic ship maiden voyage,
And what if my grandmother
Was not a wealthy socialite?
But a maid on that fatal voyage,
Would I be writing this poem today?


March 02 2013
Copyright Leaking Pen 2013


Arawatta as passenger ship from 1889-1924

ARAWATTA 2,114 gross tons,1,192 net. Lbd: 300' x 37'1' x 17'6'. Steel steamship built by W Denny & Bros., Dumbarton Glasgow for AUSN. Power source: Triple expansion engine producing 274 horsepower, two double-ended coal fired boilers. Built as a passenger ship working the main routes of the company. Sold 28th April 1924 to W Waugh of Sydney who converted her into a hulk. Scuttled off Sydney Heads September 14th 1936. Sistership to Aramac & Wodonga

Submitted: Friday, March 01, 2013
Edited: Sunday, November 02, 2014

Topic of this poem: destiny


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