Richard Lackman

Freshman - 808 Points (Philadelphia)

Richard Lackman Poems

41. Snow 4/11/2012
42. The Cancer Surgeon 2/26/2012
43. Two Strangers Passing On The Street 1/21/2014
44. Poetry Is Language Squared 4/18/2012
45. I Fail To Understand What God Was Thinking 3/14/2012
46. The Darker Side Of Man 5/13/2012
47. The Gentleman On A Park Bench 8/21/2013
48. Winter Into Spring 4/4/2012
49. The Tree In My Backyard 5/7/2012
50. A Friend Named Mike 2/2/2014
51. The Goodness Of The Ocean 6/3/2012
52. Almost Cancer 2/28/2012
53. Lightning And Thunder 2/23/2012
54. A Solitary Life 9/5/2013
55. What Was Richard Corey Thinking 2/24/2012
56. April 3/22/2012
57. A Doctor's Dilemma 3/13/2012
58. My Amputation 1/6/2013
59. Goodbye My Love - A Smoker's Lament 2/22/2012
60. Old Man 4/29/2012
61. October Leaves 2/22/2012
62. My First Kiss 4/28/2012
63. Children Walking In The Rain 4/23/2012
64. A Poet's Shame 2/22/2012

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


When I lost my son to a tragedy I thought that love would end
But I never guessed how it could be that my love for him would bend
And sway like a tree in a summer storm and quiver but never break
While the memory of a love well worn would lessen my heartache
I speak to my son each morning and pray with him every night
He comments without speaking and fills my days with light
My thoughts are blessed with images of his wit and grace
And constantly as I go on I see his smiling face
I cheri

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