Archive for the ‘poem’ Tag

Zombie   Leave a comment

I miss you the way a heart misses a beat.
One moment you’re gone and that’s the death of me.
I drag my corpse along; a shambling zombie.
Searching for my soul: the way you complete me.

– Shaman Romney 2018

Posted 06/27/2018 by Shaman in Poetry

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Mistakes   Leave a comment

I feel I am defined by my mistakes
More easily than by my successes.
By times when I could not rise to the stakes;
Times when I gave into my excesses.

I say this not because of self loathing,
Or due to obsessive ideation.
Nor, wearing pride like ill fitting clothing,
As an imposter venting frustration.

My mistakes are the crux of my story;
The arc starting the path to what’s in store.
At present, they seem ugly and gory.
In hindsight, they’re the path to being more.

In making mistakes, if you cannot learn,
Success is impossible to discern.

– Shaman Romney 2018

Posted 05/31/2018 by Shaman in Poetry

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A Third Path   Leave a comment

Between passivity and anger,
Between love and disdain
There is always a third path to take

To this truth, I am not a stranger
For again and again
Not choosing it is my great mistake

This path may be filled with much danger
Finding it is a pain
But it’s worth it when life is at stake

Act assertively without anger
Don’t give way to disdain
There is always a third path to take.

– Shaman Romney 2018

Posted 05/29/2018 by Shaman in Poetry

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Strongman   Leave a comment

Inside, I feel I must be a strong man
I need to be the kind of man I know
When others flee, to be the one that ran
Towards where even the brave dare not go

Not just strength of muscle, nor strength of arms
But strength of iron willed soul, and of mind
Strength to withstand all the world’s ills and harms
That fabled inner strength, so hard to find

Strength to persevere under immense weight
To see triumph when all seems to be lost
To see past good enough, and stride towards great
To keep the flame lit, no matter the cost

I know I’ll struggle, I know I may fail
Even if I do, imagine the tale?

– Shaman Romney 2018

Posted 02/28/2018 by Shaman in Poetry

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A Blessing for Marriage   1 comment

We spend our whole lives searching high and low.
We struggle past obstacles near and far.
We fight every day so that we can know,
That we have found love here, right where we are.

Thousands have said it in a million ways:
With poems, with music, with works of art.
Expressing true love for all of our days,
Giving a voice to our quivering heart.

Your actions today are your confession
Of all of your feelings you couldn’t hide.
You transcend words with this, your expression:
The act of you standing here, side by side

I know I speak for us all as I say,
“May you be forever blessed on this day.”

– Shaman Romney 2018

Posted 02/04/2018 by Shaman in Poetry

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Philosophy   Leave a comment

When I try to ponder philosophy
I ask myself, “why does this all matter?”
Is it important to understand me
If I’d rather live mad as a hatter?

Do we need to grasp all the universe
In order to till and plant the soil?
Should we now carry this forever curse;
Spend all of our thoughts in this turmoil?

Existence exists, and A equals A.
Or, I’m nothing but a brain in a jar.
A thousand schools of thought all just to say
We think we think, and think we know we are.

These questions are things I feel I must ask,
Although my life’s work won’t fill up the task.

– Shaman Romney 2018

Posted 01/11/2018 by Shaman in Poetry

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Diet Advice   Leave a comment

Don’t eat too much

Eat more veggies and such

Burn more than you eat

My advice is complete

– Shaman Romney 2017

Posted 12/06/2017 by Shaman in Poetry

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