James Casey

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

When Angels Cry - Poem by James Casey

When Angels Cry

Hellish armies march in formation
Eternal destruction - battle cry of damnation
War and poverty throughout each nation
Nothing seems to stop their destination

Abandoned children - broken - left to die
Natures once bountiful earth - in short supply
Greed and corruption - we cannot deny
Enlightenment - rejected as a lie
All those many children - broken - left to die

Liberties taken for granted - gone awry
Spite - moral scar of mankind - evils ally
Compassion held in captivity - deprivation
Revelation revealed - the end is near - desperation

You ask - is there any salvation...
...when angels cry

Jim 1966

Poet's Notes about The Poem

It is called the Vietnam Era

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2012

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