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Memories of Another Life (National Poetry Writing Month 2023 #22)   Leave a comment

In my mind, I see 
Memories of another life,
A life I chose not to live.
With flashes of smiles and heartaches,
Of love and of loss.
Memories that aren't mine,
but could have been,
If I didn't live my own.
I wonder, am I also
Thinking about myself
In that life I chose not to live?

– SR Romney 2023

Posted 04/22/2023 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2023

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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

Posted 04/24/2021 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2021

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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

Posted 04/20/2021 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2021

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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?
Something else?
We may never know
Because we have trouble learning
And so, we make mistakes and more future memories

– Shaman Romney 2021