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Street Performer (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #10)   Leave a comment

Tension builds
As the post is turned
Strings are plucked
Tunings set
A flourish of notes to check
The music begins

The girl plays
A nice, simple tune
Of times past
Awash in the memories
Of a better life

The song ends
Coins clink in the jar
The thank yous
And praise comes
The girl dons a sad smile
As she starts again

Hours pass
As strangers walk by
Few see her
Less listen
But music and money made
Is a day well spent

– Shaman Romney 2021

Morning To Do List (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #9)   Leave a comment

– Wake up in the morning
– Start the day
– Sit around and let my thoughts run and play
– Go to the bathroom
– Brush my teeth
– Battle the demons that dwell underneath
– Finish my shower
– Put on my clothes
– Think about all the things nobody knows
– Make myself coffee
– Eat some breakfast
– Ponder:
— The future
— The present
— The past
– Finally be ready for the day ahead
– Mess around posting Reddit instead

– Shaman Romney 2021

Breath: A Fib (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #8)   Leave a comment

I gasp
The light blinds
The air rushes in
I cry defiance to the world

I relax and breathe out relief
As time slips away
The light dims
I sigh

– Shaman Romney 2021

P.S: Rules for a Fib

Posted 04/08/2021 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2021

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Fooled (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #7)   Leave a comment

Fooled into believing
You’re the one deceiving
The devil in your personal hell

Played you like a fiddle
Trapped you in his riddle
Worst of all is you will never know

So onwards you will scream
Trapped inside of your dream
As a puppet stuck making a show

What is saddest of all
When your death comes to call
You will dance gleefully to your hell

– Shaman Romney 2021

Posted 04/07/2021 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2021

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Mists: A Ketek (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #6)   Leave a comment

Unwinding souls resting in memory;
Silent dreams of forgotten words.
The mist rises
By obscuring truth.
Obscured by rising mists,
The words forgotten;
Of dreams;
Silent memories in rest.
Souls unwound.

– Shaman Romney 2021

Posted 04/06/2021 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2021

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Without You (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #5)   Leave a comment

In dreams, I hear you call to me
Awake, I watch you leave.
And so all day,
I pass away
In silence as I grieve

The memories still comfort me
Your absence breaks my heart
And so I cry,
And slowly die,
Each day we are apart.

I feel your warmth embracing me
But then the chill draws near
I feels so cold,
I feel so old,
Each year you aren’t here.

Until the day your next to me
And through each day your gone
I’ll think of you
In all I do
And try to carry on.

– Shaman Romney 2021

Posted 04/05/2021 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2021

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Free (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #4)   Leave a comment

Another lie lays on its side
And hears the truths that I confide.
Alone, in my protective shell,
Protected by the lies I tell.
Within it’s walls, I can be me
And show the truths I long to be.

Until it’s time to step outside.
Until it’s time, once more, to hide.
I’ll bring my masks and lies to sell
Day after day, and do it well.
Present this stoic face you see
Keep myself under lock and key.

Day in, day out, just like the tide,
I’ll keep my true self deep inside.
But when I sit alone and dwell
And hide from interpersonal hell.
I’ll float in my internal sea;
Among it’s waves, I can be free.

– Shaman Romney 2021

Posted 04/04/2021 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2021

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Morning Shower (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #3)   Leave a comment

Wash away the dreams and nightmares,
And soak in the morning warmth.
Scrub your mind with idle thoughts
And condition yourself to new possibilities.
Rinse away your fears,
Pat dry your worries,
And start of your day right

– Shaman Romney 2021

Choices: A Ketek (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #2)   Leave a comment

I find myself pondering
Pondering my self,
I found I decided.

– Shaman Romney 2021

PS: Rules for a Ketek here.

Praxis (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #1)   Leave a comment

No poetry this month
I think I've writ enough
I think I'll do my taxes,
and other boring stuff
Thats just the thing I'd say
Since there is no other way
To exercise some praxis
On this April Fool's day.

– Shaman Romney 2021

Posted 04/01/2021 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2021, Poetry

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