Archive for the ‘Life’ Tag

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

Strongman   Leave a comment

Inside, I feel I must be a strong man
I need to be the kind of man I know
When others flee, to be the one that ran
Towards where even the brave dare not go

Not just strength of muscle, nor strength of arms
But strength of iron willed soul, and of mind
Strength to withstand all the world’s ills and harms
That fabled inner strength, so hard to find

Strength to persevere under immense weight
To see triumph when all seems to be lost
To see past good enough, and stride towards great
To keep the flame lit, no matter the cost

I know I’ll struggle, I know I may fail
Even if I do, imagine the tale?

– Shaman Romney 2018

Posted 02/28/2018 by Shaman in Poetry

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Still Waiting   Leave a comment

one and a half months
six weeks
forty-five days
one hundred and eighty hours
seven unopened presents
and too much time waiting

– Shaman Romney 2017

Posted 01/20/2017 by Shaman in Poetry

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Dream Big   1 comment

I need my biggest dreams
To be my fondest memories.
I want my life to put my death to shame.
I don’t want my last refrain
To be one of regret, one of disdain.
I want my legacy to be something unfathomable,
Something no one has ever thought of,
The answer to a question we don’t know to ask yet.

I can’t convince myself to accept anything less.
Unless I meet my higher standard,
I do not deserve to stand with pride.
I cannot understand a half placed effort,
Being comforted with less than perfection
Is a perfect misdirection of your true purpose:
To leave a permanent mark on the world
And better it for your fellow man.

-Shaman Romney 2016

Posted 07/13/2016 by Shaman in Poetry

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Platonic   Leave a comment

What happened to companionship?
To platonic friends?
In this age of polyamory,
Of promiscuity, pan-sexuality and pornography
Is it impossible to just befriend someone?
Embracing them, and not their genitals?
I have no problem with romantic love,
But there is so much more to life.
So don’t force my friends and I into a cage
Calling your restrictions openness.
I am free from your bonds and bondage:
I am liberated, alone yet loved.

– Shaman Romney 2016

Posted 06/08/2016 by Shaman in Poetry

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Flow   Leave a comment

Words have a certain flow, a music to them
You can’t escape it easily
Whether you’re rhyming sublimely
Or speaking frankly
The euphonious rhythm ekes out a space in your ear
And you can’t help but move along
To the song of life.

– Shaman Romney 2016

Posted 06/02/2016 by Shaman in Poetry

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Life (National Poetry Writing Month 2015 #9)   Leave a comment

Life is a struggle
Full of hardship, full of pain.
With strength gained through hope

– Shaman Romney 2015

Posted 04/09/2015 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2015

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