Archive for the ‘memory’ Tag

Framework (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #24)   Leave a comment

We are built from memories. 
Some are like mist, some crystal clear.
Smell or taste, a pleasant breeze.
Tears, or the song of a loved one.
Forgotten, just as easily.
But their absence is our framework.

– Shaman Romney 2021

Macabre Reminder (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #20)   Leave a comment

Memories of suicides 
That don't exist, but almost did.
A macabre reminder
Of potential presents and lost futures
With a grin, they all coalesce:
In the final breath of a dying wave.

– Shaman Romney 2021

Future Mistakes (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #11)   Leave a comment

Memories are warnings against our future mistakes
Oft unheeded guidance for us
Why don’t we listen?
Why not learn?
Ego?
Pride?
Joy?
Love?
Mercy?
Something else?
We may never know
Because we have trouble learning
And so, we make mistakes and more future memories

– Shaman Romney 2021