Category Archives: Poetry

Moods & Moments: #JanetJackson ‘No Sleeep’ [Vid]

On this day…5 years ago Janet Jackson released her chart-topper ‘No Sleeep’….

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๐—”๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜†, ๐—œ๐— ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—”๐—ก๐—งโ€ผ๏ธ Today, marks "๐–ญ๐—ˆ ๐–ฒ๐—…๐–พ๐–พ๐–พ๐—‰" 5๐—๐— ๐– ๐—‡๐—‡๐—‚๐—๐–พ๐—‹๐—Œ๐–บ๐—‹๐—’ released June 22, 2015, ๐—…๐–พ๐–บ๐–ฝ ๐—Œ๐—‚๐—‡๐—€๐—…๐–พ ๐–ฟ๐—‹๐—ˆ๐—† "๐–ด๐–ญ๐–ก๐–ฑ๐–ค๐– ๐–ช๐– ๐–ก๐–ซ๐–ค", ๐—๐—”๐—ก๐—˜๐—งs 11๐—๐— ๐—Œ๐—๐—Ž๐–ฝ๐—‚๐—ˆ ๐–บ๐—…๐–ป๐—Ž๐—†. "๐๐จ ๐’๐ฅ๐ž๐ž๐ž๐ฉ" rose to number one position on ๐€๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ ๐‘&๐ ๐๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐›๐จ๐š๐ซ๐100 ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ญ Spending twelve consecutive weeks atop the chart, it becoming ๐—๐—”๐—ก๐—˜๐—งs most successful Adult R&B Song, surpassing "I Get Lonely" (1998), which spent five weeks at number one. – – – – – – – – – #JanetJackson #JanFam #Janetslook #musiclegend #mondayvibes #musicmondays #musicMonday

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Here is a little piece I’m working on inspired by…

Continue reading Moods & Moments: #JanetJackson ‘No Sleeep’ [Vid]

#RestInPower Acclaimed writer #ToniMorrison has passed away at 88! [Details]

Your school years were truly enriched by reading any of the words of the incomparable Toni Morrison….

Morrison has passed away at the age of 88…

Continue reading #RestInPower Acclaimed writer #ToniMorrison has passed away at 88! [Details]

WAKE UP JAM: #PeteyPablo ‘Vibrate’ feat. #Rasheeda [vid]



‘Love & Hip Hop ATLANTA’ is BACK tonight!!! For some, ‘LHHATL’ mainstay Rasheeda is a reality star, fashionista and business owner, but BACK IN THE DAY she was SHAKING IT UP on the HIP HOP CHARTS–YES Rasheeda is a RAPPER too for the YOUNGSTAS!! Now, let’s make it ‘VIBRATE’ with Petey Pablo!
Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #PeteyPablo ‘Vibrate’ feat. #Rasheeda [vid]

#MissyElliott becomes the 1st female hip hop act INDUCTED into the Songwriters Hall of Fame! [details]


For the past 20 years, Missy Elliott has produced, rapped, sang and WROTE countless #1 hit records to DATE! Now she has finally been REWARDED! The Portsmouth, Va. native has officially been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame making her the 1st female hip hop act ever to achieve this honor!


Continue reading #MissyElliott becomes the 1st female hip hop act INDUCTED into the Songwriters Hall of Fame! [details]


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#Disappear- A Poem

via Daily Prompt: Disappear


Close call
Almost felt the
A date on a cold slab
That’s final
So close
Too close to

It has been a hard day’s night
Still moving
Barely grooving
When is the other shoe going to drop
Will it be my own undoing
Or the free will of a cop
That brings me to that grand day
That last day
When it all dissipates
And disappears

Continue reading #Disappear- A Poem

Moods & Moments: #RoJames ‘Permission’ [vid]

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Speeding through
Loving you
Smiling while we ride
Before the Ides
Of March
All through the night
Traffic is light

Cruise control
While I maneuver
The curves
So right
So special
Just a vessel
For the fruit
To grow

Now that we’re naked
What shall we do
Run back to the forest
Taste the honeydew
When we
When we
Play with the button
Shift it
Make it
Go faster
Take the HOV lane
All the way
Like a G.

You got the greenlight
Breeze on through the toll
Just me and you
No special arrangements
Don’t make it complicated.
Just ride
Dip low
Then come back down slow.
It’s all entertainment
That’s all I’m saying.

-Zam Zhinga

Just a little something I cam up with while SLEEPY and READy for bed….

Let’s MELT into the NIGHT with RO JAMES’ ‘Permission’….

#Bubble: A Poem

via Daily Prompt: Bubble


Coming from down under
You thought it was rain
But it was just the
Rising ever so slowly
My rise to the top is evident
Even though you treat me poorly
Fahrenheit rises
The ones keeping you under
Are your ‘friends’ that really are
You. Continue reading #Bubble: A Poem

Rumor Has It.. #BlacChyna PREGNANT by 18 y.o. BEAU!? [details]


It appears that Blac Chyna maybe with CHILD again!ย  Rumor Has It, that Chyna is pregnant with her 18 year old boyfriend’s baby! Continue reading Rumor Has It.. #BlacChyna PREGNANT by 18 y.o. BEAU!? [details]

#Tantrum- A Poem

via Daily Prompt: Tantrum



Inner turmoil BUBBLING, festering
My hate for you is blinded by my
Guilt for what I did
I have to learn
I have to move past
The thing I did
To forgive myself
To live again
To move

Anger is what I feel for so long, festering
You hold onto the pain
You say you forgave
But if you did
You would not
Still make me

For the WRONG that I did
I am sorry
But the consequences since
Have all been so DIRE.
I am in the PRISON
That I made for myself
Evolving into HATE
Until the seams rip
Like Incredible
And it boils into one

I push, you pull
You control
I Abide
But no more
The tables will turn
I can no longer
Go on this way
This ends
It stops today
It has to

The Fridays
The tumultuous
The Fridays
The walks
The talks
All of the guilt
It goes away
All before that
One last
The day the walls
All fall
My wrongs were wrong

But I can not pay for
The mistake for the rest of
My life
I may as well
Be in the prison
You made for me.
The fever
The fire
The brimstone
All come before the fall.
Kicking and screaming
Going down in one last fit
One last

The curse is BROKEN.

-Zam Zhinga

Daily Prompt: #Vague- A Poem

via Daily Prompt: Vague


In the distance I hear a sound
I’m hypervigilant now
But per the usual.

I jump to my feet,
A loafer
Squatting in the cozy cave
That is not my own.

The sound, is it coming closer?
Awakened from my slumber
Still dazed.
Did it gather me
Memory of what happened next so very

It’s a daily struggle
I think too much
I sleep less
Lie awake more
Then crash

It’s so sad
And reckless
So bad

Is the farce believed
Or does they players know the story
You try to hide?
Who are you and are you okay?
Your answers don’t make sense
Your clarity so
Are you a main character or are you
Mainly backstage?

Do tell
And in time…
The pain will lessen

The school of thought you tried to teach,
Will be your own nightly lesson.
A refuge from the absurd
A nest for the bird
A lecture for the nerd
But still foggy
Still so

Spinning out of control
Losing the grips on the handlebars
And tumbling down
On the mean concrete
Rock bottom
Is near.
The card are falling
And the day to face all your fears
I’m afraid, is near.

The fallout will be severe.

-Zam Zhinga

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‘Evolution’ -quote



I feel I am EVOLVING….