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Dropoff (National Poetry Writing Month 2017 #30)   Leave a comment

There isn’t much to say
We’ve known each other for 8 years
But don’t have much in common
Except for one important thing
Since she is busy watching My Little Pony
I’ll just say goodbye and go.

– Shaman Romney 2017

Posted 04/30/2017 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2017

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Habit: 3 Lunes ¬†(National Poetry Writing Month 2017 #29)   Leave a comment

I’m stuck in habits
I don’t want
They hamper my life

But change is so hard
If instead
I don’t have to think

If I want a life
Worth living
I’ll need to work hard

– Shaman Romney 2017

Posted 04/29/2017 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2017

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Utah Weather (National Poetry Writing Month 2017 #28)   Leave a comment

Utah weather; There is nothing better
Than wearing shorts in snow

Or bringing sunscreen and an umbrella
Wherever you may go

Always be prepared, just like a boy scout
Because you never know

If you are going to melt with heat stroke
Or if winter will show.

– Shaman Romney 2017

Cake (National Poetry Writing Month 2017 #27)   Leave a comment

The taste of failure
Of giving in
Of losing what little self control I have
Of loosing my inner demon
Of gaining weight and losing life
Of being perpetually fat
Of being unhappy
But at least it’s not broccoli.

– Shaman Romney 2017

Posted 04/27/2017 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2017

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Opposite Day (National Poetry Writing Month 2017 #26)   Leave a comment

On opposite day
Wouldn’t it be fun
If people had to defend
the beliefs they hate most?
The Christians could decry God
The atheists, praise Allah
The femenists could argue
The virtues of sandwich making
While the misogynists
Take a pay cut
The white supremacists
And the black supremacists
Can take turns
Being owner and servant
If for one day
We could argue
on behalf of our enemies
Imagine how much we’d learn.

– Shaman Romney 2017

Posted 04/26/2017 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2017

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Drill (National Poetry Writing Month 2017 #25)   Leave a comment

Drill, baby, drill!
For oil to soil the soil we toiled to till
Kill, baby, kill!
No stopping the dropping of bodies; we’ve coffins to fill.
Shine, baby, shine!
We’ll show there’s no going against what we know is divine.
Whine, baby, Whine!
Don’t abstain, just complain. Tell the world what is yours is now mine.
Shill, baby, shill!
Forget morals, rest your laurels on the fortune you can distill
Drill, baby, drill!
If you’ve got it then flaunt it. If you don’t take it then who will?

– Shaman Romney 2017

Day Off (National Poetry Writing Month 2017 #24)   Leave a comment

Taking a day off
Is just work postponed
The emails keep coming
The pile keeps growing
The problems get worse
So my mind can’t rest
As I cannot relax
And forget about work
Because work never rests

– Shaman Romney 2017