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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 Shaman 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

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 Shaman 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 Shaman 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 Shaman 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 Shaman in National Poetry Writing Month 2014, Poetry

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