Pleasant Day (National Poetry Writing Month 2018 #23)   Leave a comment

Skies so blue, and trees so green
Gentle winds, my mind feels clean
The sunlight warms, my worries fade
Shade so cool, my fears allayed
This pleasant day, I feel at peace
Through it’s charm, I find release

– Shaman Romney 2018

Supplements (National Poetry Writing Month 2018 #22)   Leave a comment

In order to stay healthy,
One needs a lot of supplements:
2 to 3 hobbies to keep the mind busy,
A few doses of friendship to keep the soul sated,
A place of their own to rest and recharge,
A purpose in life to keep their will pointed,
Occasional adversity to keep themselves strong,
A few mistakes in order to learn,
A well earn triumph to keep up morale,
And a few losses to keep a perspective.
Take the supplements as needed
In order to have a good life.

– Shaman Romney 2018

Self Reflection (National Poetry Writing Month 2018 #21)   Leave a comment

People should spend more time in self reflection
Too many are checking out their reflection
Instead of working towards their goals and virtues
We spend time on Facebook for likes and for views
We should be working towards improving our self
But we leave all our dreams sitting on the shelf
We’ve become Narcissis, trapped in our own gaze
Locked in our own prisons, for all of our days

– Shaman Romney 2018

Rebel (National Poetry Writing Month 2018 #20)   Leave a comment

I’m a rebel in my own mind
Fighting past my oppression
Being my own insurrection
Searching hard and wide to find
A direction away from my fears:
The self negativity holding me down
Self hating punishment, a thorny crown
The doubt that kept me chained for years
No longer restrained by their tyranny
I will live my life as it is mine
Moving a perfect, solid line
Towards my unknown destiny

– Shaman Romney

Simple (National Poetry Writing Month 2018 #19)   Leave a comment

A simple poem because I am sick
Because my body is being a dick
I’ve been struck with this nasty malaise
Leaving my mind in a cloudy haze
I feel I can barely think
It’s like I’ve had too much to drink
And so I makes this simple rhyme
To get a poem done in time

– Shaman Romney 2018

Posted 04/19/2018 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2018

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Duality (National Poetry Writing Month 2018 #18)   Leave a comment

I feel like I am a duality,
A two person harmony
A pair of people sharing
One single personality

Flipping back and forth between
Passive and aggressive
Sycophantic and oppressive
Being attentive or dismissive
Standoffish or too permissive

Which one of these is me?
I don’t know.
All of them, none of them,
Only the parts that I show?

– Shaman Romney 2018

Nothing To Do (National Poetry Writing Month 2018 #17)   Leave a comment

I’ve got to get home as fast as I can;
I’ve got a lot of nothing to do.
Close down my laptop as quick as I can;
I have so much nothing to do.
I do a lot of nothing when I get the chance;
It’s really quite hard to do.
I’m usually doing easy stuff like working,
But nothing is quite hard to do.
I getting quite good at doing so little
With all of the nothing I do
And so I must go, there’s no time to waste
I’ve got a lot of nothing to do.

– Shaman Romney 2018