Biography of Richard Lam
I inadvertenly became drawn to poetry and this discovery sparked my interest of trying to write some myself.
Every now and then, a novel idea would surface, and words would flow quickly and easily. At other times, an idea would come up, but the words wouldn't go anywhere for days. For me, it's the process of trying to translate fleeting thoughts or momentary inspiration into something concrete and coherent that is most fun and exciting.
The poems that I write, I write for myself, I write for people who might have similar experiences, and I write for people who enjoy reading poetry because of its ability to capture raw feelings and genuine emotions.
There's a lot that I have yet to learn, so I simply hope that you enjoy reading what I have as much as I enjoy making them.
Richard Lam Poems
Time to celebrate Time to mourn Time to live Time to die
I am inside a room I touch the walls I stare at the ceiling I stay like this for days
Will You Be My Wife?
The girl of my life The girl full of life Will you be my wife? You are the person
What Happens To People When They Die?
What happens to people when they die? Do they go in pain Or they go in peace? Do they seek forgiveness
There's still time It isn't too late Board the train Settle in another town
The girl I loved The girl of my dream The road you chose The road I chose
They Don'T Know Me
It's been like this for so long Almost like a forgotten song. They think I'm the clown, Easy smiles and quick jokes,
The War We Fought (Part I)
I saw him and he saw me In a land so faraway, At a place neither of one us should've been. I was faster.
A Dream's Song
Male: I can give you more I can give you more
I wanted you to be mine. I wanted you to know that you were my sunshine. My friends told me you were more like a landmine. I didn't care.
I am a fish put in a bowl. They let me eat, they let me sleep, They watch me grow. But I am a fish trapped in a bowl.
What You Are To Me
You think You are so ordinary, so plain. The world has no interest in you. What you do,
My heart is tired So is the soul This whole body Of flesh and blood
Complicated woman I can't understand you One moment you're so warm Another so cold
I am a fish put in a bowl.
They let me eat, they let me sleep,
They watch me grow.
But I am a fish trapped in a bowl.
My day is long, and time goes extremely slow.
I am the fish that doesn’t know
What other worlds are beyond this tiny bowl.
I want to see the sun, the rain, the snow.
I want to jump over high and over low.