Richard Lackman

Rookie - 217 Points (Philadelphia)

Richard Lackman Poems

1. Reaching The Sea 2/22/2012
2. From Here To There 2/22/2012
3. The Surgeon 2/24/2012
4. Worn Stairs 2/24/2012
5. Oh God I Wake To Yet Another Day 2/27/2012
6. Planning Out My Day 2/27/2012
7. Strangers On The Street 2/28/2012
8. The Beautiful Sky 3/25/2012
9. Winter Is Upon Us Now 12/16/2012
10. I Always Had Intended To Retire 2/3/2013
11. The Forest Near My Home 2/3/2013
12. Poetry As A Painting 2/6/2013
13. I Fell In Love A Year Ago 2/10/2013
14. Beauty 1/12/2014
15. Why Have You Gone? How Could You Go? 1/26/2014
16. Falun Gong 8/12/2015
17. Because I Could Not Ever Bear To Say Goodbye To You 8/23/2013
18. Everlasting Love 2/16/2013
19. Looking Back 11/13/2012
20. Dreams 2/22/2012
21. Building For Eternity 7/16/2013
22. Two Strangers Passing On The Street 1/21/2014
23. Pursuing Chemotherapy 3/11/2012
24. The Age Of 80 5/14/2012
25. June 5/14/2012
26. The Ever Changing Tide 5/22/2012
27. The Soldier 5/14/2012
28. November 11/22/2012
29. My One True Love 3/17/2012
30. My Hospital Stay 3/25/2012
31. My Last Day 2/22/2012
32. Evan 2/22/2012
33. Life's Mystery 2/22/2012
34. Life Eternal 2/26/2012
35. Destiny 2/22/2012
36. Happiness 10/7/2012
37. The Candle 2/22/2012
38. Here And Now 2/22/2012
39. The Cancer Surgeon 2/26/2012
40. Snow 4/11/2012
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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Falun Gong

China as a country dates to ancient history
Beginning with the Stone Age culture 3000 BC
Inhabited by Yang Shao people in crude settlements
But able to farm and create essential implements

From there the culture flourished via many dynasties
But always with an eye to its evolving pedigree
And so dynastic change was oft accompanied by war
Typically violent as related in folklore

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