Biography of Richard Lackman
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.
- A Poet's Shame
- Children walking in the rain
- my first kiss
- old man
- October Leaves
- Goodbye My Love - A smoker's lament
- Lightning and Thunder
- A Doctor's Dilemma
- A Solitary Life
- Almost Cancer
- The Tree In My Backyard
- The Goodness of the Ocean
- I fail to understand what God was thinki...
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