Archive for the ‘poem #30’ Tag

How Do You Make It Grow (National Poetry Writing Month 2023 #30)   Leave a comment

Excuse me, pardon,
I saw your garden;
How do you make it grow?
It has grown so high,
And I must know why!
How did you make it so?
Is it the soil,
Hard work and toil?
Please, I really must know.
I want some advice
To make mine as nice;
Have some tips to bestow?
It is my duty
To bring forth beauty
And give the world a show!
So if you'll pardon,
I love your garden!
How do you make it grow?

– SR Romney 2023

Posted 04/30/2023 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2023

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Won’t You Come Show Me The Way? (National Poetry Writing Month 2022 #30)   Leave a comment

My love found a place 
Building up my thoughts like bricks
This is what my heart's been waiting for.
Alone in my room, I still think of you,
Oh, I wish that I could read your mind
Won't you come show me the way?

Heartbeat pumping
Like a dream ready to explode
This is what my heart's been waiting for.
I'd steal you the moon, and the sun,
And the stars, every one
Won't you come show me the way?

Complicated feelings
Always rushing through me
You keep me holding on
So when the night falls, I'll be on your side
I know that I’m worthy
Won't you come show me the way?

– SR Romney 2022

PS: This a cento, and I took the lines from various songs from the anime Carole and Tuesday. If you haven’t seen it and are a lover of music, I highly recommend it. Links to songs used below:

My Shift (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #30)   Leave a comment

I'm an ethereal pilot 
Controlling a puppet made of meat
A puppet made of me
And my experiences

It's form may change
And degrade with time
But I'll stay at the controls
Until my shift ends.

– Shaman Romney 2021

Summer Rain (National Poetry Writing Month 2020 #30)   Leave a comment

Summer rains cleanse the mind
Leaving stains and blemish behind
Finding relaxation and calm
Soothed by falling water’s balm
So kiss the cloudy skies
And let the rain fall from your eyes
For when the storm is through
A better day will spring anew

– SR Romney 2020

Posted 04/30/2020 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2020

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Discipline (National Poetry Writing Month 2019 #30)   Leave a comment

Discipline is my greatest challenge,
And my greatest goal
For it can build an iron clad soul.

Discipline is the way to be strong
Moving down the road
Discipline will help lighten the load

Discipline is the way to be free
In all that you do
But to be free, it all starts with you

– Shaman Romney 2019

Decisions (National Poetry Writing Month 2018 #30)   Leave a comment

I’m staring out at my future
And I’m full of indecision.
Caught between doing what is right
And what is convenient for me.

The right is a road untraveled,
Unpaved, unknown, and uncertain.
It frightens me with possibility
With the difficult path it promises.

The left is a well paved road.
Well intentioned and familiar bricks;
A path inviting me tread upon it,
Easy and lacking any challenge.

I see the choice laid out before me.
The best in me knows the hard path is best
But inside I know I, most likely,
I will choose the path of least resistance.

– Shaman Romney 2018

Posted 04/30/2018 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2018

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Dropoff (National Poetry Writing Month 2017 #30)   Leave a comment

There isn’t much to say
We’ve known each other for 8 years
But don’t have much in common
Except for one important thing
Since she is busy watching My Little Pony
I’ll just say goodbye and go.

– Shaman Romney 2017

Posted 04/30/2017 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2017

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The End (National Poetry Writing Month #30)   Leave a comment

So now we come to the end
My friend
Of the poetry I penned
This month was a great dividend
Of my poetic legend
(Or so I pretend)

This time that I spend
Trying to comprehend
My poetic bend
Was a way to transcend
Or at least extend
This final bookend
Of a poem.

– Shaman Romney 2016

Posted 04/30/2016 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2016

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The End (National Poetry Writing Month 2015 #30)   Leave a comment

I am not even going to pretend
That I’m not a relieved to be at the end
Although, for poetry, i have a proclivity
This month has definitely taxed my creativity.
I truly feel like I’ve run out of words to say.
I almost couldn’t write a poem today.
And so with that, I bid you adieu
30 poems done, it feels good to be through.

– Shaman Romney 2015

Posted 04/30/2015 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2015

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Unfulfilled Excitement   Leave a comment

Unfulfilled Excitement
Forever the bystander
Experiences had by others
While life passes by,
A blur.

A negative experience
Destroys innocence
Disgustedly I only feel
“Why wasn’t it me?”
“Why wasn’t it me?”

Shaman Romney 2014

Posted 04/30/2014 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2014, Poetry

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