Richard Lackman

Freshman - 718 Points (Philadelphia)

Richard Lackman Poems

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


Each night I take a journey on my bed
To places that are not what they might seem
I conjure up these countries in my head
As I lay down to sleep and start to dream

My dreams are never lucid as the day
But seem distorted as the details flow
As such I never seem to find a way
To navigate strange streets where strangers go

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