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Fear, Hate, Self (National Poetry Writing Month 2021 #15)   Leave a comment

We keep ourselves safe with fear
As we run from what we hate
In order to save our self.

But in preserving the self,
Must I hide within the fear
As I succumb to the hate?

Will I now let all this hate
Corrupt me to a worse self?
Is it now too late, I fear.

I fear I’ll hate my new self.

– Shaman Romney 2021

Posted 04/15/2021 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2021

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Success: A Tritina (National Poetry Writing Month 2017 #14)   Leave a comment

When talking of success
Some think it is just luck
Others, claim it’s hard work

To create chance takes work
Chances to find success
Heros make their own luck

Starting off well is luck
As you gain from the work
Of your parent’s success

In the end, success comes from both good luck and hard work

– Shaman Romney 2017

Realism: A Tritina (National Poetry Writing Month #7)   Leave a comment

I see the good in people and I feel like an optimist.
But I hear about the evil in the world, and it makes me a pessimist.
I don’t want to seem like a downer, so I say I’m a realist.

But is it a lie to tell people I am a realist
If, once upon a time, I felt like an optimist
But the world beat me down into the shape of a pessimist?

Or, am I actually a fake pessimist?
Lying to myself about being a realist,
When I am secretly an optimist?

I think, as a realist, I am just an optimist who wants to be a pessimist really badly.

– Shaman Romney 2016

Posted 04/07/2016 by Shay in National Poetry Writing Month 2016

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