Richard Lackman

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I have worked for the past 30 years as an orthopaedic cancer surgeon and find that reading and writing poety in a good release and a good way to relax. I most enjoy poems with set rhythm and rhyme although I like a lot of free verse as well. more »

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  • Rookie - 0 Points 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)

  • Rookie 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.

  • Rookie 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!

  • Rookie 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!

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

    I like your poems. Keep writing

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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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