Richard Lackman

Freshman - 652 Points (Philadelphia)

Richard Lackman Poems

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

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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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