James Casey

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

Looking Back - Poem by James Casey

Looking Back


It's easier to leave angry words unspoken
Than to mend a heart those words have broken
It was a bitter pill that was swallowed today
She or no one else was going to stand in the way

This was a time that tore my life apart
She had left me lonely with a broken heart
Being together for over twenty five years
I had never allowed the shedding of tears

Angry at the world for what I had done
Living with guilt, I'd forgive no one
Looking back now why couldn't I see
I didn't know that the problem was me

Jim Casey1992


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Reflecting on my wife leaving us, in 1985

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 22, 2012


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