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Distracted (National Poetry Writing Month 2023 #29)   Leave a comment

You're sitting right across from me
With one ear in the air
You don't hear anything I say
And you don't even care
Too busy with that little voice
To even be aware
I know my words have hit a wall
And I can only stare
I could tell you that I'm upset
I don't think you would care
You only care about that voice
My words hit empty air
When it's speech is finally done
That's when you come aware
Left alone in an empty room
'Cause I'm no longer there.

– SR Romney 2023

Show Dog (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #29)   Leave a comment

I disagree with the degree,
With the level of self righteousness
People feel due to their pedigree
Prancing around like prize pups
Barking when told, wagging their tails
To other people's oohs and ahs
What makes you better than others?
Why are you more valuable
Than the dog I saved from the streets?
I don't think you are, in fact
I would go as far as to say
I'd take a thousand mixed mutts
Over one show dog

– SR Romney 2022

Posted 04/29/2022 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2022

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Shower Thoughts (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #29)   Leave a comment

The falling water 
Cascades down
Washing away grime

Relaxing peaceful
Pitter pat
As my mind rains down

Finally, a splash
Shower thoughts
Ripple out pristine

– Shaman Romney 2021

Unexplored (National Poetry Writing Month 2020 #29)   Leave a comment

Living in-between dreams
Dancing in between destinies
Skipping over the strings of fate
Carving your own path
Standing at a fork in the road
Cut a trail through the mountain
Pick the road never travelled
And make all the difference

– SR Romney 2020

Posted 04/29/2020 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2020

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Melting Pot (National Poetry Writing Month 2019 #29)   Leave a comment

America is now a salad bar
Not a melting pot
You pick the pieces you want
And get rid of all the rest

Don’t like the lamb?
Throw it out
Don’t like cilantro?
Throw it out
Don’t like the chickpeas?
Throw it out.
But that’s not what I want America to be about.

You can’t get Tex Mex or pizza from the salad bar
You have to combine ingredients at the start
And you don’t get anything worth eating
If you keep all the good stuff apart

So throw away the sneeze guard
And throw it all in the pot
You won’t know what you’ll get out
But some of it will be good, right?

– Shaman Romney 2019

Posted 04/29/2019 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2019

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Objects On My Mantle (National Poetry Writing Month 2018 #29)   Leave a comment

Several decks of cards I never shuffle
A symbolic flask I never drink from
An edgy looking raven sitting on a skull
A misplaced bag of party balloons
A pair of locks I picked out to pick
A trio of relics, with tokens inside
A little metal obelisk I got in the mail

– Shaman Romney 2018

Posted 04/29/2018 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2018

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Habit: 3 Lunes  (National Poetry Writing Month 2017 #29)   Leave a comment

I’m stuck in habits
I don’t want
They hamper my life

But change is so hard
If instead
I don’t have to think

If I want a life
Worth living
I’ll need to work hard

– Shaman Romney 2017

Posted 04/29/2017 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2017

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Pretty White Lies (National Poetry Writing Month #29)   Leave a comment

I’ve been served up with these platitudes
False visages of alternate possibilities
The cause of my stupid attitudes
Of me exercising my futilities

The lies were served up steaming
The pile of bull shit standing tall
But I believed you, smile beaming
And ate it up, flies and all.

I am the blind ignoramus
Who can’t see what is in front of my eyes
The hellish road of good intentions before us
Is paved with all your pretty white lies.

– Shaman Romney 2016

Posted 04/29/2016 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2016

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Solitary Confinement (National Poetry Writing Month 2015 #29)   Leave a comment

Solitary Confinement
Four walls closed in on me
Unfair Chastisement
For a crime that wasn’t committed
Solitary Refinement
To make a functioning member of society.
Undeserved Assignment
Of a moral debt that needs to be remitted.

– Shaman Romney 2015

Posted 04/29/2015 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2015

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Oh no!   Leave a comment

Oh no, I need to write some poetry.
I’m going to try and do it cleverly,
But also with a sense of brevity,
Yes I am going to write some poetry.

Quickly I must write a second verse
Im pressed, but it could be worse.
I could be riding in a herse.
Finally a second verse.

Now we have reached the end.
I gave my brain an awful bend.
It finally broke, so now I shall mend.
Im taking a nap, so here’s the end.

Shaman Romney 2014

Posted 04/29/2014 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2014, Poetry

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