BRIAN DORN

FROM MY POEMS TO YOURS

Tears of Lake George

TEARS OF LAKE GEORGE  (aka THE ETHAN ALLEN)

 

Cruising the shoreline on a clear autumn day

Viewing the foliage in all its majestic display

 

But on the second of October in 2005

Several Trenton Travelers wouldn't survive

 

Aboard the Ethan Allen, south of Cramer Point

A 40-foot vessel overloading its joints

 

Unable to navigate its unstable state

47 passengers met a perilous fate

 

As twenty lay sleeping in the bed of the lake

All of Lake George drowned in heartache

 

And tears fell one by one by one by one

As the leaves fell one by one by one by one

And tears fell one by one by one by one

As the leaves fell one by one by one by one

And tears fell one by one by one by one

 

BRIAN DORN

 

* Note - In the final stanza, the word "one" is repeated twenty times in remembrance of each of the twenty lives lost.