Overwhelmed (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #10)   Leave a comment

Overwhelming, all around me
A torrent of information
A fire hose of things to know
More exasperation

I cannot stop or turn it off
Building up frustration
I need to leave so I can breathe
And stop this perspiration

I'm out of there, the scent of air
Fills me with elation
My world is free, I'm here with me
In my dissociation

– SR Romney 2022

Pizza (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #9)   Leave a comment

You have a fragrant disregard for the state of my waistline.
The scents wafting from the oven smell so fine.
Your crispy cracking crust and perfection on top
Makes me kill my diet; I just cannot stop!
Today you got a victory in my battle within,
'Cause pizza, when you look this good I cannot win!

– SR Romney 2022

Cat in the Window (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #8)   Leave a comment

Cat in the window
Staring at the sky
I wonder if she wonders
What it's like to fly?

Soaring through the clouds
With the birds, so high
Looping and turning
So carefree and spry

She got bored of the window
With a stretch and a sigh
And now she's just napping
As my daydream goes by.

– SR Romney 2022

Posted 04/08/2022 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2022

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Drunk (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #7)   Leave a comment

Drunk on power
Drunk on fame
Drunk on loathing
Drunk on shame

Drunk on ego
It's the new style
Drunk on memories
So you'll stay a while

Drunk past midnight
Not going home
Drunk before noon
'Cause you woke up alone

Drink away worries
Drink away mind
Drink to feel something
Drink away time

Drink away sorrow
Drink away pain
Drink 'til tomorrow
Then do it again

– SR Romney 2022

Posted 04/07/2022 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2022

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Egg (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #6)   Leave a comment

Egg
Yolk
Breakfast
Over easy
A sunny side up
The start of a simple custard
A scramble with a splash of cream, salt, and some butter
The thin-shelled reproductive body of a bird, such as a hen, eaten as a food.
The thing you throw at people's houses on halloween
Food eaten all over the world
A fine french omelette
Hard boiled
Tasty
Meal
Full

– SR Romney 2022

Posted 04/06/2022 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2022

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Melody (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #5)   Leave a comment

Our life is just a melody
And we all play a part.
The music sounds so sweet to me;
Our life is just a melody.
Our cities are a symphony.
The instrument, our heart.
Our life is just a melody
And we all play a part.

– SR Romney 2022

Growing Older (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #4)   Leave a comment

Once upon a time 
I'd run to you when I was sad
You'd dry my tears and remind me
That it's not so bad

But just that's just how it used to be
Now it's only a memory

– SR Romney 2022

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

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Along the lake (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #3)   Leave a comment

I skip along the rocks again 
Just like we used to do
And dance along the memories
Of when our love was true

I throw a stone into the lake
And shatter all it's glass
The ripples move like memories
Like echoes of our past

I sit my self upon the shore
And stare into the trees
And hear the words you said to me
Scatter upon the breeze

I take a breath and close my eyes
And focus on your face
For one last time I say goodbye
And drift off into space

– SR Romney 2022

Posted 04/03/2022 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2022

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Place (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #2)   Leave a comment

We are all looking for a place to be
Minute by minute, leaving our mark
One point at a time
Hoping it will last long enough
For someone to see
Before being crushed
Under the personality of others

– SR Romney 2022

Posted 04/02/2022 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2022

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Deception (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #1)   Leave a comment

Life is built from deception: from lies unknown; truths unspoken.
"I love you." "I miss my friend." "I'm glad I'm here." I'm so alone."
If we stop, and speak from our heart, wouldn't life be much better?

– SR Romney 2022

Posted 04/01/2022 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2022

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