Biography of James Casey
His box fell open and his rambling words did fall
Upon the bits of paper, were written things for all
Words that were just hidden, somewhere deep inside,
Now come to the surface, nowhere left to hide
There is a meaning for each line,
Search and you shall find it in the rhyme
Please don't rush it, don't be blind.
Read them slowly, and use your mind
He often wonders, how long his poems will last
Someday soon, he knows, death will make the box be clasped;
His words will then be trapped inside once more
Until the box falls and words are scattered on the floor
He always questions, never just rides the tide
It makes him vulnerable to things he kept inside
Forever will he write them, forever will they say
Who wrote the words that fell, from within the Box that day.
Born to a dysfunctional family in 1940 he had somewhat of a normal childhood until the age of 10 years. His parents divorced and the family was split up.
The oldest son went to live with his father, the two girls stayed with their mother and Jim was sent to an orphanage.
Jim went from one orphanage to another as they closed down and when he finished junior high school, he was placed in a foster home
He graduated high school in 1959 and immediately went into the Navy where he was a Medical Corpsman until he was honorably discharged.
He, with his wife. started ThePool Company of Binghamton in 1977 and remained there until he retired in 2003
He has seven children and 17 grandchildren.
His book, ' A Collection of Poems ' reflects his life experiences from around the age of 10 to today.
James Casey's Works:
A Collection of Poems
A Collection of Poems II
James Casey Poems
Water Water Everywhere
Water Water Everywhere Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink That is of course until this lovely ship does sink
I found a penny today, Laying on the ground. But it's not just a penny, This little coin I've found. Found pennies come from heaven, that's what my Grandma told me.
The Lady Sings The Blues
She sings a song with passion With a voice that echoes pain Her dreams of love are fashioned With the words of each refrain.
You Are My Obsession
You are my obsession Your kiss sets my soul at ease. You play with my emotions With a soft and gentle tease.
Where Do I Go From Here
Where Do I Go From Here I look in the mirror and what do I see A handsome man peering back
Waterfall I've watched a raging waterfall, Roaring down a mountain side.
1000 Kisses A thousand kisses, I promise to you With all my love, multiplied by two
Redemption Many cars pass by me My dreams continue to deny me.
Never Take For Granted
Never Take For Granted There are many things we seem to take for granted, Everyday, things like seeing and breathing.
A Corpsmans Prayer
A Corpsmans Prayer With crystalline drops I bathed your wounds
Camping We camp always to be with our friends Can't wait to get there, hate it when it ends
Falling Leaves I watch the dying leaves, fall from the tree, And I wonder if there is more, that I can't see.
Good Better Best
Good Better Best Never let it rest Until the good is better
New York Winter
New York Winter Upon seeing the weather on TV, I noticed in your area
Arise My Love
Arise My Love
Arise my love, my lovely one come
The winter is past and the rains are gone
The flowers appear it's a season of song
My beautiful one, arise and come with me
Who is it that appears, like the dawn
As fair as the moon, as bright as the sun