Richard Lackman (Philadelphia)
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.
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My Last Day
Today I learned my cancer diagnosis
And obviously I was stunned to hear
The implications of my poor prognosis
As I filled with anxiety and fear
How is it now that at so young an age
My life should suddenly come to an end
Am I mature enough to reach the stage
Where life can take so tortuous a bend