Violin played as Titanic sank sells for $1.7 million. http://on.cnn.com/1bJbsEQ
He was a musician
So of course it was
his most prized possession.
If he was going down the ship,
It was going with him,
So they went into the cold water together,
And that's how they were found.
They had stood steadfastly on the deck.
Playing until the waters were too high
The slope of the deck too great.
Not one of the band survived.
When it was over
The White Star Line claimed
They were passengers not crew.
And their management company said,
"Not our problem"
And billed their families
For their uniforms.
Salt water corroded the metal
So it could not be played.
(And who would have the nerve try?).
It sold for as much as a Strad.
The challenge for day 15 was to draw a poem from the news, like John Lennon did in "A Day in the Life". All week I read through the paper and the Internet seeking inspiration, till I found this. To see what inspired other poets, click here.