"How We Will Remember You"
The First Condolence Poem by News Media CEO
President of The Seoul Times
By Alan Timblick
President of The Seoul TimesIt was not supposed to end like this
It was meant to be for fun
Not a tragic, all-too abrupt end
Of lives barely begun.We who live still,what can we say
Beyond your watery grave?
Too late to urge, "hang on, be brave!"
"Find other lives to save!"
What meaning's there to each of you, ne'er to know
Why the rich promise of life was so quick to go?Yet you, each one, in your own way
In loved ones' hearts will ever stay
Your pet-names, gestures, unique faces
For ever witness to the places
you filled with your voices and your zest.Each one of you, in some fine way, always was the best
To someone whom you loved.
That's how we will remember you
Because you loved, laughed, and lived
And though your loss is so hard to bear,
We thank you, just for being there.
Sewol-ho SinkingSewol-ho (世越號), the largest cruise ship in South Korea, sank off Jindo lsand in southern seas of South Korea on April 15, 2014, while it was en route to Jeju Island with 476 passengers and crew on board.Hundreds of coast guard, maritime police, military, and fishing vessels have been fighting the fast currents and choppy surf on seas still cold, assisted by scores of helicopters and 200 rescue personnel, to save more lives since the accident.As of May 1, 2014 a total of 213 people confirmed dead and 89 are still missing. Only 174 were saved mostly on the day of the accident of 6,825-ton cruise ship.Most of the victims were high school students of Danwon High School in Ansan City, Gyeonggi Province, who were on a school trip to the resort island of Jeju.
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Alan Timblick serves as President of The Seoul Times. He grew up in England, graduated from Oxford University, and has lived in Seoul for over three decades. A former banker, he also worked for the Korean government as head of Invest Korea and for Seoul City as head of the Seoul Global Center.
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