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The Casey Poem - A Tragic Loss
The Casey Poem
I am haunted by the memories
of the last time I saw you smile
We were ridin' dirt roads, cruisin' fields
Having fun and laughing all the while.
That same night we argued
I left and swore that I was through with you,
Now you're gone forever my friend
And there's not one thing I can do.
I wish I had the chance to hug you
And then to just apologize
To see you happy one more time
As I look into your brown eyes.
I wish I'd known how sad you were
And that your burdens were too much of a load,
I would have come running back to help dear friend
Smiled & held your hand as we navigated life's road.
I feel that I could have helped you
Or at least I like to believe I could've,
But you are no longer here my friend
If I had only known your pain, I would've
Done my best to show you
How much you meant to me
But there is no cause for "what ifs"
Because it will never be.
I feel some sense of comfort
Knowing you are now beaming in God's Grace
But I'm overwhelmed with sadness knowing
I'll never again see your smiling face.
This is a poem for my friend, Casey, who tragically left us on June 3, 2012. You are loved and missed by many Case. R.I.P. my friend.