James Casey

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

Stony-Hearted Tale - Poem by James Casey

Stony- Hearted Tale

There was a time along the way when I lost compassion,
But many years have past since yesterday. My heart grew cold as winter snow, just a hollow person
All my febal attempts could not make it stay.

I never shed a tear despairingly, I calmly built
A fortress where all my emotions go to die.
Still I have a desire for the time when I could wilt
Yes, it is true that I often wondered why.

Many warriors charged my wall, withstanding every beckoned call,
But still I remained alone and restrained.
Wounded flesh ransacked all, storm winds blew, another squall,
But this heart was under strict control of mybrain.

A maiden fair, with raven hair, would prove her love, deserving care
When I looked upon her, I finally found a friend.
She then and there captured all I could not share;
Those fortress walls I chose not to defend.

Forgotten days, I'm in dismay, I fought through isolation, anxiety,
But when love came, A knocking at my door.
Barren ways, were tossed astray, for now I seek without delay,
This love I have wish to know forevermore.

We shall live away from all my demons
Watching the flowers blossom as we grow.
There my hardened heart will soften.
She'll be the greatest love I'll ever know!

James Casey 2012

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Remembering why I love my wonderful wife so much

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  • (2/16/2013 4:11:00 PM)

    BRAVO; a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 16, 2013

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