James Casey
Binghamton, New York
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A Man Would Hope

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A Man Would Hope

The best a man can hope for is a life without remorse
A life without regret for leaving marriage in divorce
To leave this world a better place, responding to the call
To leave his mark and legacy, by some writing for us all

The best a man could hope for is a love to stand beside
A love with oration, without which life would be denied
A love whose only reflection, combine as shadows cast
One upon the other, deep inside the looking glass

The best a man could hope for when his life is nearing end
Is the peace of having no desire to pass this way again
To wipe the blackboard clean walk away without the debt
Leave demons in his pockets, and this world without regret….


Jim 1989
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Newly married to my savior I was trying to convey the life that I had wanted for over 30 years
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COMMENTS
Richard Wlodarski 20 January 2017
Jim, you've summed it up perfectly. Deservedly Poem Of The Day. Congratulations!
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Bernard F. Asuncion 20 January 2017
Reminds me of the song HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL popularized by AIR SUPPLY..... Big congrats, James.....
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Christina Simmons 20 January 2017
In this poem you've really been able to put across very nicely what it means for a man to reach self-realisation. Thank you for your wonderful insights. Well done for getting chosen as poet of the day.
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Clarence Prince 20 January 2017
To wipe the blackboard clean walk away without the debt That's the sort of hope to keep, I guess!
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Phil Soar 20 January 2017
I really like this. It sums up a man's life succinctly. well worth a read
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Edward Kofi Louis 20 January 2017
A love with oration! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Edward Kofi Louis 20 January 2017
A Lovely with oration! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Tom Allport 20 January 2017
hope keeps us going but reality is never far behind? good poem though!
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Ratnakar Mandlik 20 January 2017
A profound life song. Congrats on it's selection as poem of the Day.
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Smoky Hoss 29 February 2012
Jim, you have truly written a gem with this one; and the underlying great beauty of it is, it is so valid, so true... so very good. I'm glad you are putting these poems of yours on this site; please don't quit, ever!
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James Casey 20 January 2017
Smoky, it is always best when one hears from an old friend. I havent wrtten in some time Spent over two years in the hospital and have lost my writing abilities for some time. Just now on the road to recovery and will soon, I hope. be back into my old ways and writing again Thank You for being there, Jim
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