JC (11June 1940 / Binghamton, New York)

A Man Would Hope


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

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Comments (10)

Jim, you've summed it up perfectly. Deservedly Poem Of The Day. Congratulations!
Reminds me of the song HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL popularized by AIR SUPPLY..... Big congrats, James.....
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.
To wipe the blackboard clean walk away without the debt That's the sort of hope to keep, I guess!
I really like this. It sums up a man's life succinctly. well worth a read
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