I inadvertenly became drawn to poetry and this discovery sparked my interest of trying to write some myself.
Every now and then, a novel idea would surface, and words would flow quickly and easily. At other times, an idea would come up, but the words wouldn't go anywhere for days. For me, it's the process of trying to translate fleeting thoughts or momentary inspiration into something concrete and coherent that is most fun and exciting.
The poems that I write, I write for myself, I write for people who might have similar experiences, and I write for people who enjoy reading poetry because of its ability to capture raw feelings and genuine emotions.
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Richard Lam Poems
Time to celebrate Time to mourn Time to live Time to die
I am inside a room I touch the walls I stare at the ceiling I stay like this for days
Will You Be My Wife?
The girl of my life The girl full of life Will you be my wife? You are the person
What Happens To People When They Die?
What happens to people when they die? Do they go in pain Or they go in peace? Do they seek forgiveness
There's still time It isn't too late Board the train Settle in another town
The girl I loved The girl of my dream The road you chose The road I chose
They Don't Know Me
It's been like this for so long Almost like a forgotten song. They think I'm the clown, Easy smiles and quick jokes,
The War We Fought (Part I)
I saw him and he saw me In a land so faraway, At a place neither of one us should've been. I was faster.
A Dream's Song
Male: I can give you more I can give you more
I wanted you to be mine. I wanted you to know that you were my sunshine. My friends told me you were more like a landmine. I didn't care.
I am a fish put in a bowl. They let me eat, they let me sleep, They watch me grow. But I am a fish trapped in a bowl.
What You Are To Me
You think You are so ordinary, so plain. The world has no interest in you. What you do,
My heart is tired So is the soul This whole body Of flesh and blood
Complicated woman I can't understand you One moment you're so warm Another so cold
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(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
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Time to celebrate
Time to mourn
Time to live
Time to die
Time to reflect
Time to carry on
Time to cry
Time to smile
Time is all I've got
Time is passing by
Time was young and foolish
Time has turned old and wise
Time caught in messy spiderwebs
Time struggled to fly away
Time buried in some nameless grave
Time shot down to cold ocean floor
Time before time
Time after time