Richard Lackman

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I have worked for the past 30 years as an orthopaedic cancer surgeon and find that reading and writing poety in a good release and a good way to relax. I most enjoy poems with set rhythm and rhyme although I like a lot of free verse as well.

Richard Lackman Poems

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A Poet's Shame

I set out to write this poem and I had a simple plan.
I'd avoid all things prosaic and I'd do the best I can
To optimize the content and the grammar and the rhyme
And of course I'd tell a story that would echo for all time
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2.
Children Walking In The Rain

When I scurry about on a rainy day
Acting annoyed at the rain
I sometimes remember a time far away
When I viewed raindrops with no disdain
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3.
My First Kiss

I still remember my first kiss though fourty years have passed
The beauty of the moment and the thrill will ever last
Etched into my memory as words into a stone
Clearer than the clearest night that I have ever known
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4.
October Leaves

As I look out upon October leaves
And brown grass weathered by the Autumn sun
I see the shafts of light a bare branch cleaves
And so much of creation now undone
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5.
A Doctor's Dilemma

Richard Lackman Comments

Robert Winthrop 06 May 2012

I like your poems. Keep writing

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I enjoy your poetry...straight forward and simple...I must confess, that is my favorite kind of poetry...not too complicated, or hard to understand....

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Adouda Adjiri 06 May 2014

I really love your poems; simple yet deep and all beautiful. Adouda (Author of Colours of Love)

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Anne Havell 06 May 2014

What a beautifully written poem. Well structured with meaningful content. Guess this poet will be well read.

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Melissa Carey 07 May 2012

What a beautiful thing to do, to share these poems with us. Thank you for letting us into this world of yours! Enjoying your poems to the fullest capacity!

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Mary Lanosa 06 May 2012

OMGosh Richard, love your poem Poet's Shame. That is every poets nightmare. That had me laughing until my stomach hurt. Great stuff!

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