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Won’t You Come Show Me The Way? (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #30)   Leave a comment

My love found a place 
Building up my thoughts like bricks
This is what my heart's been waiting for.
Alone in my room, I still think of you,
Oh, I wish that I could read your mind
Won't you come show me the way?

Heartbeat pumping
Like a dream ready to explode
This is what my heart's been waiting for.
I'd steal you the moon, and the sun,
And the stars, every one
Won't you come show me the way?

Complicated feelings
Always rushing through me
You keep me holding on
So when the night falls, I'll be on your side
I know that I’m worthy
Won't you come show me the way?

– SR Romney 2022

PS: This a cento, and I took the lines from various songs from the anime Carole and Tuesday. If you haven’t seen it and are a lover of music, I highly recommend it. Links to songs used below:

Show Dog (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #29)   Leave a comment

I disagree with the degree,
With the level of self righteousness
People feel due to their pedigree
Prancing around like prize pups
Barking when told, wagging their tails
To other people's oohs and ahs
What makes you better than others?
Why are you more valuable
Than the dog I saved from the streets?
I don't think you are, in fact
I would go as far as to say
I'd take a thousand mixed mutts
Over one show dog

– SR Romney 2022

Posted 04/29/2022 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2022

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Hazy Day Dream (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #28)   Leave a comment

I'm dreaming the day away 
'Cause I've got nothing important to say to you
So we'll follow routine like we always do
I'll just follow you

Time ticks on to more of the same
There is nobody to blame but me
So I'll sit in my head like I always do
I'll just follow you

This world doesn't mean that much to me
I'd rather stay inside my hazy day dream

The day was bright and full of sun
I wish I could go out and have a little fun
That's not something that you want to do
I'll just follow you

There isn't much to do inside
But the confines of my mind are great for hiding me
So I'll hang out here like I always do
I'll just follow you

The world doesn't mean that much to me
I'd rather stay inside my hazy day dream

– SR Romney 2022

Outlaw (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #27)   Leave a comment

Tired of being a criminal for who I am
Aiming to be treated equal to my fellow man
But fellowship is just shit, I see the knife and it slips
See my friend's gentle fingers stained red
It's said man is a pile of miserable secrets
Regrets and mistakes,
Just one more crack from a break
And yet when I think about all that's at stake
I take a deep breath and step forward with reverie
'Cause no one likes a fight with a foregone conclusion
Our rights are just illusions, it's time to cast a counter spell
There's people running through hell with this confusion
So set the record straight, stand up for yourself
Become an outlaw

– SR Romney 2022

Posted 04/27/2022 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2022

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Migraine (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #26)   Leave a comment

Ice pick eye 
Sharp and stunning
Make my vision sparkle
As my brain starts burning
Electric shocks
Convulse in my head
As light becomes fire
Thought becomes hazy
Darkness falls
As I close my eyes
With little relief
I drift away

– SR Romney 2022

Guitar (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #25)   Leave a comment

Early in the morning 
I always here your music calling
Dont know who I'd be
Without this Guitar sitting next to me
Beat by beat
Chord by chord
Anytime I'm feeling bored
I pick you up and play a tune.

The brassy buzz that turns to art
As my fingers brush the strings
Rhythmically, I feel the texture
Of your scales ascending
Beat by beat,
Chord by chord,
A world of joy is stored in you
I pick you up and play a tune.

– SR Romney 2022

Packing (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #24)   Leave a comment

Put my life into neat little boxes
And pack them nice and tidy
Memories, dreams, hopes
Everything in its place
Carry it around with me
No matter where I go
Until it gets to heavy
And starts to grow roots
Then I'll let it flower
And grow into something beautiful
Until it's finally time
To pack my life up
Nice and tidy
And move along again

– SR Romney 2022

Posted 04/24/2022 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2022

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The Light (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #23)   Leave a comment

As long as I can see the light
I will find my way back home
I know that things will be alright
As long as I can see the light
When all I know is out of sight
No matter how far I roam
As long as I can see the light
I will find my way back home

– SR Romney 2022

I Don’t Know (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #22)   Leave a comment

Lots of books on my shelf
With lots of things to say
But I don't know the half of it
'Cause I only read halfway

Lots of movies in my list
Lots of shows to see
But I don't know the half of it
'Cause you're sitting here with me

Lots of people in the world
With lots of things to do
But I don't know the half of it
'Cause I spend my time with you

– SR Romney 2022

Posted 04/22/2022 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2022

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Static (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #21)   Leave a comment

There is a static in my eyes 
That only I can see
This technicolor tv buzz
Is only here for me

Sometimes I do not notice it
Sometimes I'm well aware
But even when I'm fast asleep
The static stays right there.

It's been with me for all my life,
It's with me to the end.
And even when I'm all alone
It's always been a friend.

I always thought its presence
Was the normal point of view.
But now I have a question:
Do you see the static too?

– SR Romney 2022