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Role Playing (National Poetry Writing Month 2018 #26)   Leave a comment

I enjoy role playing,
Even if I’m not good at it.
I guess I feel the same about life.
The fun comes from the experience
Of the time spent with friends
And making interesting stories together.
The strength of your abilities,
Or the value of your equipment
Doesn’t matter so much.
If the goal is gaining riches,
Or battling dragons,
Or gaining renown,
Then I’m not very good at it.
But if it’s enjoying the adventure?
I think I’m getting pretty good at it.

– Shaman Romney 2018

Opposite Day (National Poetry Writing Month 2017 #26)   Leave a comment

On opposite day
Wouldn’t it be fun
If people had to defend
the beliefs they hate most?
The Christians could decry God
The atheists, praise Allah
The femenists could argue
The virtues of sandwich making
While the misogynists
Take a pay cut
The white supremacists
And the black supremacists
Can take turns
Being owner and servant
If for one day
We could argue
on behalf of our enemies
Imagine how much we’d learn.

– Shaman Romney 2017

Posted 04/26/2017 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2017

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Stand Tall! (National Poetry Writing Month #26)   Leave a comment

You missed paying your rent
Stand Tall!
Your paycheck’s all been spent
Stand Tall!
You bills will never dent
Stand Tall!
You still live with the ‘rents
Stand Tall!

You do not want to work
Stand Tall!
Your friends think your a jerk
Stand Tall!
You have a sneering smirk
Stand Tall!
You’re lazy; it’s a quirk
Stand Tall!

This opinion you exalt;
Stand Tall!
“It someone else’s fault!”
Stand Tall!
Your moneys in their vault
Stand Tall!
Your wounds are full of salt
Stand Tall!

It can’t be that you suck
Stand Tall!
You’re just down on your luck
Stand Tall!
You’re not a stupid schmuck
Stand Tall!
You’re just a little stuck
Stand Tall

No, you’re not the dick
Stand Tall!
Its them; he is the prick
Stand Tall!
With his opinion politic.
Stand Tall!
So time to throw the brick
Stand Tall!

-Shaman Romney 2016

Posted 04/26/2016 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2016

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Half Minute Haiku (National Poetry Writing Month 2015 #26)   Leave a comment

Half minute haiku:
When you need a poem done,
And need it done now.

– Shaman Romney 2015

Posted 04/26/2015 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2015

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Certainty   Leave a comment

Certainty is false
With no absolutes in life,
Keep your mind open.

Shaman Romney 2014

Posted 04/26/2014 by Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2014, Poetry

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