James Casey

Rookie - 56 Points (11June 1940 / Binghamton, New York)

Inheritance - Poem by James Casey


I have no worldly goods for you
The things I have are but a few
I leave you what I can truly share
These are words beyond compare

The Good Book says to honor your parents
And you did even when they were truants
There is no mention of love in there
God doesn't expect you to love that pair
Because you honored, I am grateful
That you loved, I am especially thankful

There is a box on my special shelf
In that box are words, to explain myself
Those words were always kept inside
Bring them out, no reason left to hide

And when you read my words to you
You will see that I loved you too

Poet's Notes about The Poem

To my children., The Box refers to a poem I wrote

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 21, 2012

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