Poems

Poems from Rohna Survivors and their Kin

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The secret by Kaitlin Drajewicz

How could they keep this a secret, of such a wretched thing? The men on the ships were told it ...
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Day after Thanksgiving by Al Riches

Climbing down from the train, the air smells fresh and sweet. As I walk, wet, yellow leaves drift around my ...
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He Tried to Tell Me by Lorraine Conlin

In memory of my father, Anthony N. LoFrese 853rd Engineers Aviation Battalion I found a scripted poem On paper torn ...
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The Great Rohna

It was on a Friday evening Just about five o'clock When the great "Rohna" Began to reel and rock. The ...
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The Sinking of the Rohna

We left Oran the twenty-fifth Of November forty three On His Majesty's ship the "Rhona" And headed out to sea ...
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The Great Ship Rohna by Emerson D. Snyder

It was on a Friday evening in November, And the wind was very high, When we got the report, There ...
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The Pioneer Comes Through by Louis DiFolco

December 30, 1943 on the USS Pioneer Now fill up your glasses folks, and turn off the the jazz, Everyone ...
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The Last of our Troopship by Marvin Marx

This poem was  written by Marvin Marx and submitted by his son: Twas the day after Thanksgiving And all through ...
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