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I Cannot Change My Fellow Man (National Poetry Writing Month 2019 #18)   Leave a comment

No matter how I plead or try
I cannot change my fellow man
No matter how I beg or cry
I cannot make him understand

The only thing that I can do
Is live my life the best I can
Through actions I hope to show you
How to become a better man

– Shaman Romney 2019

Posted 04/18/2019 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2019

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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

WW3 (National Poetry Writing Month 2017 #18)   Leave a comment

We won’t know when world war three will hit
Until we are knee deep in shit,
Dragging ourselves through it
We don’t know how it will start
But we all will play a part
Whether its through politics or Walmart
And I’m afraid my own sanity
Afraid for friends and family
Afraid for what this world will be
But I’ll try to believe in my fellow man
Try to do the best I can
And hope someone has a better plan.

– Shaman Romney 2017

Posted 04/18/2017 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2017

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I Wish (National Poetry Writing Month #18)   Leave a comment

I wish
I could write
Like Robert Frost
Sing like Johnny Cash
Play guitar like Eric Clapton
Dance like Michael Jackson

I wish
I had their
Passion
Drive
Dedication
I wish
I was more like them
I wish
I was less
Like me

-Shaman Romney 2016

Posted 04/18/2016 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2016

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Guitar in the Corner (National Poetry Writing Month 2015 #18)   Leave a comment

Guitar in the corner
Slowly gathering dust
I really should practice
I know that I must

But there’s not enough
Time in a day
At least that is the lie
I convince myself to say.

-Shaman Romney 2015

Posted 04/18/2015 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2015

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Busy: a Haiku (National Poetry Writing Month #18)   Leave a comment

Busy day at work,
and not a moment to spare
in one’s fleeting life.

Shaman Romney 2014