James Casey

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

Remembrance - Poem by James Casey


A time to remember,
A time also to forget
Memories washing over us
But we dare not relent.

Pictures torn and tattered,
Photos old and loved
Crying over memories
Wondering when it's enough.

Lives are lived and lost
Completely changed forever
Of course we will go on
For there's love left to remember.

Countless tears will fall,
And many tears will heal
This pain is so immense
Thank God our love is real.

Casey HM3 1965

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Wrote this poem after I mustered out of the Navy and my life had settled down. I genuinely loved the men I cared for and those with whom I served. I also felt the pangs of guilt for abandoning my post to be a civilian, but I had two children now and an unhappy wife who wanted me home and away from harm.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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