Richard Lackman

Freshman - 695 Points (Philadelphia)

Richard Lackman Poems

1. My Last Day 2/22/2012
2. Reaching The Sea 2/22/2012
3. From Here To There 2/22/2012
4. Oh God I Wake To Yet Another Day 2/27/2012
5. Planning Out My Day 2/27/2012
6. Strangers On The Street 2/28/2012
7. Worn Stairs 2/24/2012
8. The Beautiful Sky 3/25/2012
9. I Always Had Intended To Retire 2/3/2013
10. The Forest Near My Home 2/3/2013
11. Poetry As A Painting 2/6/2013
12. I Fell In Love A Year Ago 2/10/2013
13. Winter Is Upon Us Now 12/16/2012
14. Beauty 1/12/2014
15. Why Have You Gone? How Could You Go? 1/26/2014
16. Falun Gong 8/12/2015
17. Walking Beside A Railroad Track 4/10/2017
18. Life Is Just A Room With Many Doors -new- 11/29/2017
19. Because I Could Not Ever Bear To Say Goodbye To You 8/23/2013
20. Everlasting Love 2/16/2013
21. Looking Back 11/13/2012
22. The Candle 2/22/2012
23. Dreams 2/22/2012
24. Building For Eternity 7/16/2013
25. Pursuing Chemotherapy 3/11/2012
26. The Age Of 80 5/14/2012
27. June 5/14/2012
28. The Ever Changing Tide 5/22/2012
29. November 11/22/2012
30. The Soldier 5/14/2012
31. Life Eternal 2/26/2012
32. The Surgeon 2/24/2012
33. My One True Love 3/17/2012
34. My Hospital Stay 3/25/2012
35. Evan 2/22/2012
36. Life's Mystery 2/22/2012
37. Destiny 2/22/2012
38. Happiness 10/7/2012
39. Here And Now 2/22/2012
40. Snow 4/11/2012

Comments about Richard Lackman

  • Ozark Mountain Homegrown Ozark Mountain Homegrown (3/13/2016 1:04:00 PM)

    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 (5/6/2014 4:37:00 AM)

    I really love your poems; simple yet deep and all beautiful.

    Adouda (Author of Colours of Love)

  • Anne Havell (5/6/2014 2:15:00 AM)

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

  • Melissa Carey Melissa Carey (5/7/2012 11:58:00 PM)

    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!

  • Mary Lanosa (5/6/2012 9:44:00 PM)

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

  • Robert Winthrop (5/6/2012 11:54:00 AM)

    I like your poems. Keep writing

Best Poem of Richard Lackman

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

I thought about the subject and the role the hero played
But when I penned the verses then I saw the hero fade
I read my lines and wondered if all poets had the same
Misunderstanding with the words and felt a poet's shame

I struggled with my concept and the form the poem took
Yet I doubt that you will ever see this poem in a book
For ...

Read the full of A Poet's Shame

My Last Day

Today I learned my cancer diagnosis
And obviously I was stunned to hear
The implications of my poor prognosis
As I filled with anxiety and fear

How is it now that at so young an age
My life should suddenly come to an end
Am I mature enough to reach the stage
Where life can take so tortuous a bend

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