Treasure Island

James Casey

(11June 1940 / Binghamton, New York)



Here they come, all happy, not sad
As a matter of fact, I'm really glad

But, we've got work to do, no smiles here
Never, never, show your fear

Never show them how you feel
You must be hard, no big deal

Keep your distance, at arms length
Don't get close, you'll loose your strength

Don't let them get close it leads to sorrow
Then sorrow goes on and on after tomorrow

You must be hard,
Keep your guard

Don't let them close
They'll hurt you most

Casey HM3

Submitted: Sunday, December 26, 2010
Edited: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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Just a word or two about why their are no friends in the military, just buddies. For tomorrow they just might die. Then there is no time to grieve for a friend......

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