James Casey

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

Where Do I Go From Here - Poem by James Casey

Where Do I Go From Here

I look in the mirror and what do I see
A handsome man peering back
A man of wisdom, or one in a sac?

The mirror holds my raw image.
Lines stretched across the glass,
Speaking to me of time past.

Beer, rich and dark has left its mark.
Cigarettes smoked in many a dirty bar,
Tools used to help years mar.

Those years of a drunker stupor
Nights alone with a woman on the bed
Of years spent in dissolute dread

Eyes stare back, bruised and hurt.
Soft voices and hard hands,
Added speed to those timeless sands.

Passing life adds years to my age.
The boy has left a man behind,
There for friends and lovers to find.

Lovers are just one night stands
Friends only are as they need
Fate has me where I belong indeed

Jim 1985

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Wrote this at a time when I was completely lost in any real reason for living again

Comments about Where Do I Go From Here by James Casey

  • Adeline FosterAdeline Foster (2/15/2012 5:02:00 PM)

    Poem feels your sad regrets. Would that it could tell another tale. Read mine - Cicatrix -

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  • Walterrean Salley (1/29/2012 6:30:00 PM)

    Great poem. shows lots of regret for past mistakes. A good piece for the younger generation to read. May you stand on firm ground and walk in sure paths. voted 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (1/8/2012 1:51:00 AM)

    sir, i like to say only nice poem.it shall be pleasure for me if you read my poem once. with regards (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 22, 2012

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