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Smoke and Mirrors XD


Yenaros' mix of lyricism, detail, and style is a dangerous poetic force to be reckoned with.

Poetry by Yenaros

Poetry by Yenaros

Smoke and Mirrors XD

It took me a long time to finally get some recognition

For putting the keys in the ignition

For lyrical and rhyming poetry again.

In fact, it took me years.

To figure out what kind of flow I needed

To get the attention

Of my friends and family.

Now, I’m getting mentions.

You hear?

I like to make words themselves

Shake with fear

When people read the

Text that I had the audacity to

Put on paper.

The words smack my readers

Like Goldberg.


People say that my stanzas are weird

And don’t follow the correct format.

They say that my energy is almost as unnecessary

As a leap year.

They want me to be boring

With words that ignore

My passions just to satisfy someone’s opinion

That came before me.

I don’t like poetry that makes

People snore like Shakespeare’s old English,

Which is why I’ve explored

Into my own version of poetry.

Now, my words are soaring

And roaring

As I pour

My soul into my craft.

Now, I’m restoring

Eyes to the genre.

I’m having a lot of success

For a man that doesn’t write correctly.

Call it a double entendre.

I said that I’d change the game and

I can live up to the montre.

This beef that I have with the critics

Goes beyond a

Single negative comment.

I Consider my work to be a Ferrari F50

In a sea of Hyundai Elantras.

People tried to repo my style

To the point where I was going to

Abandon my passion.

That’s clever,

But not something I’m fond of.

People claim to have your back these days

Only to fall for the drama.

One day the world looks like paradise and

The next it’s old Rwanda.

I’ve been waiting for the day where

People try to challenge me with their words.

If they have smoke, I say bring it.

I hope they wanna.

If they want to see heat, I’ll make

It hot like a sauna.

These poems that I’ve done already are just

The tip of the iceberg.

I can write from here to Ghana.

I don’t have to curse and burst

With rage to get my point across

Because the truth brings people

The most trauma.

© 2019 Yenaros


Yenaros (author) from Miami, Fl on December 18, 2019:

Thank you very much! That's my exact goal with my flow and style, to create something unique. Glad you enjoyed, and I appreciate your support and time! :D

Liz Westwood from UK on December 18, 2019:

I like how you play around with words on the page to convey your own unique meaning and style.

Yenaros (author) from Miami, Fl on December 17, 2019:

Thank you very much Lorna! Much appreciated!

Lorna Lamon on December 17, 2019:

Powerful and from the heart Yenaros. Staying true to yourself is what makes your poems so special. The last two lines sums it up for me. Great write.

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