Serenus Raymone Jan 2013
Baby, You’re a Drug




Baby,

You’re a drug

An addiction

Maybe,

You can numb

My afflictions

With one touch

No prescriptions



…Baby, you’re a drug



Baby

I can’t lie

I breathe you in

And I get high

A free ride

On cloud nine

Capturing my body

And corrupting my mind



…Baby, you’re a drug



You flow all through my veins

A rush

Straight to my brain

You take away

All of my pain

A sensation

That keeps me sane



…Baby, you’re a drug



You’re a bad habit

And I’m just an addict

Every time I try to quit

You call…

And I’m right back at it



Baby,

You’re a drug

An addiction

Maybe,

You can numb

My afflictions

With one touch

No prescriptions



…Baby, you’re a drug
Serenus Raymone Jan 2013
I am not a thug

It’s a shame

If that’s what you see

When you look at me

I’m not a gangster

Or a rapper

I’m not the images

Plastered all over T.V.

I’m respectful to women

I was taught this

By my mother

I’m willing to fight

If the cause is right

But mostly I’m a lover

…A good book

Despite

If you like

It’s cover

Compassionate

Thoughtful

And considerate

Of others

I’m not lazy

I'm not a thief

I'm not a criminal

Who runs the streets

I work at least

60 hrs. per week

And don’t be surprised

When you realize

I’m very articulate

When I speak

I’d rather read a book

Than shoot hoops

On a basketball court

Music is my passion

And I write poetry for sport

Love is my drug

And I put it

Into everything I do

It’s pure

Strong

And addictive too

I bet you won’t see that

On the news!

I am not a thug

So please don’t assume

You could be missing out

On a good friend

Don't let your preconceptions

Resume

Don’t keep your mind closed

Open up

…Make room



I'm not a thug

I am a MAN

Try to get to know me

Then you'll find out

Who I Am
Serenus Raymone Jan 2013
Intolerant to Tolerance

(Poem by Serenus)



They tolerate your gayness

You should be so glad

That they’re not indifferent to your difference

They’re not the one’s calling you Fg



They tolerate your blackness

Racism…

They’re much bigger

In their minds

They’re colorblind

They’ve never uttered

The word N
gger



They tolerate your religion

Muslims,

Jews,

And Christians

Believe what you want to believe

They tolerate your decision



They tolerate your opinion

They tolerate your facts

They tolerate your voice

They even let you talk back



They can stomach you as a person

Isn’t that honorable?

Doesn’t it feel great…

To be so tolerable?



We all need to pull together

And strive to be prosperous

It’s time to move forward

And be intolerant to tolerance.
Serenus Raymone Jan 2013
May I borrow your pen?

The one that holds

Genius within

Poking holes

Through many poets

Paper thin skin

Leaking ink

That makes them

Re- think

Their careers

Over again



May I borrow your pen?

The one that holds

The master key

That will unleash

My inner master piece

A sword

With the blood of

Literary casualties

Wounding other writers

Who try to compete

With your awesomeness

…May they rest in peace



May I borrow your pen?

I’ll try to remember

To give it back

But the power

Of the ballpoint

Is something no poet

Should ever lack

I promise

To use its power for good

Anything else would be a sin

So what say you?

Lend to a friend...your inspiration?

…May I borrow your pen?
Serenus Raymone Jan 2013
The Blues of Langston Hughes

I sing the blues of Langston Hughes!
I sing the blues of Langston Hughes!
I sing the blues of Langston Hughes!
I sing it smooth to revive his muse

I sing it cool! I sing it loud!
I sing it jazzy! I sing it proud!

Who am I to sing it?
...I’ve got my nerve
I just can’t keep quiet,
And have my Dream Deferred

I guarantee you’ll dance
To my grand vibrato
The music will stick in your head
Until you dig my Motto

I can sing it tame
But I'd rather sing it wild
Either way it's brilliant
The lullaby of a Genius Child

I sing the blues of Langston Hughes!
I sing the blues of Langston Hughes!
I sing the blues of Langston Hughes!
The tune is old, but it still reigns true

I sing it sweet
With the beat of the streets
I’m singing so good,
I got you tapping your feet

A song of truth
A song for any era
A harmony against hate
I too, sing America!

I can sing it tame
But I'd rather sing it wild
Either way it's brilliant
The lullaby of a Genius Child

A Jukebox Love Song
To set the ambiance
From ancient rivers
To the Harlem Renaissance

I sing the blues of Langston Hughes!
I sing the blues of Langston Hughes!
I sing the blues of Langston Hughes!
All of the poets -who know it…
Should sing it too!
Serenus Raymone Jan 2013
A Kiss Is Not a Kiss



A kiss is not just a kiss

…A kiss can be the key

That unlocks

Love

Life

And countless of other

Limitless

Possibilities



A kiss is not just a kiss

…A kiss can be the cure

For loneliness

Unworthiness

It can be

Confidence

For the unsure



A kiss is not just a kiss

…A kiss can be

Recognition

That you deserve love

That you deserve life

It gives you

Permission





So until you find someone

That will show you

Love

And

Affection

...Look in the mirror

And blow a kiss

To your own

Beautiful

Deserving

Reflection
Serenus Raymone Jan 2013
Diet without the “T”
(Senyru)
Sweet potato pie
You can kiss your life goodbye
Your new home...my thighs


Exercise or Be Exorcised?
(Senyru)
Gluttonous Demon
I’m eating for no reason
I will get even!
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