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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]

Moods & Moments: #HBD #Brandy ‘Scared of Beautiful [live]




by Zam Zhinga


Can you tell me why?

Terrified of busting through

Being the great one I am destined to be

We believe the lie before the truth

The enemy is one that we root

Champion the darkness over the light

I’m scared of me

Scared of the potential

To Rise

To soar.

Afraid to open…

Afraid to let people in

Afraid to be the realest me

I can be

Shatter the mirrors

Bled from the shards

Bandaged my own wombs

Pressed on

Still afraid of what was around that corner.


If not now then when?

Tell me why?

So terrified.


The light makes it hard to run from yourself.

Turn the lamp on.

What are you looking for

Ruffling through that old drawer

The poems are gone.

Only left in you mind.

Recreate and rebuild.

Freedom taken

Steps shackled…

I tripped and fell back at the starting point.

Dust in my eyes

Angst boiling over

Scared of beautiful

Fascinated with the ugliness of the lie


Go cry

Be scared…but keep going

Break down the walls and paint outside the lines

Grapple with your own truths and rise..

Darkness comes before the light…

Daylight shines before night……

Continue reading Moods & Moments: #HBD #Brandy ‘Scared of Beautiful [live]

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

#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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#Song: A Poem



via Daily Prompt: Song


Come together
Command the respect attention of the masses

Soak it all in.
Dig deep down into the depths of your being and
Belt out your Soul
The power of SONG. Continue reading #Song: A Poem

#Glimmer: A Poem [details]


via Daily Prompt: Glimmer


A race began..
From then it was a journey
Did you know
Then what you know now?
But the race was on
And the obstacles would be many.
Forever chasing
Excelling sometimes stumbling
Falling even Continue reading #Glimmer: A Poem [details]

#Froth- A Poem

via Daily Prompt: Froth

Morning comes to soon
The light chases out the shadows of yesterday
Or did it?
One got away and looms over your head

It’s time to wake up
You gotta gotta get up
Every toss and turn takes away from the time

You need it like wine
The elixir of the time
Caffinated bliss
Walking in and out
Its a hit or miss
Two pumps, 1 shot
And then the foam
On top
Power on the bottom

Now you gotta gotta get up
And go. Continue reading #Froth- A Poem

WAKE UP JAM: #Common ‘The Dreamer’ feat. #MayaAngelou [audio]




Really WAKE UP PEOPLE… as we celebrate the LIFE & LEGACY of the GREAT Maya Angelou, let’s go back just a bit, with Common’s ‘The Dreamer’ which featured Angelou.ย  Two of the GREATEST wordsmiths and DREAMERS on one PROJECT— nothing less than AMAZING…. Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #Common ‘The Dreamer’ feat. #MayaAngelou

#MayaAngelou ‘Still I Rise’ [vid]

Maya Angelou_ Still I Rise

Today marks what would’ve been Maya Angelou’s 90th Birthday!ย  We kick off the celebration of her life and legacy with her ICONIC poem, ‘Still I Rise’! Continue reading #MayaAngelou ‘Still I Rise’ [vid]

#Captivating: A poem


via Daily Prompt: Captivating

Cathedral ceilings
The strokes so pristine
So clean
The story of the ages
Scrolled up high

The pyramids in the sand dunes
Ruins but never ruined
The gold and the black
The history laid on backs
Still we remember
But today they want to wash it all away
A print a new tale
But history tells the real story

To soar above all and look down low
Seeing the tiny things
Move to and fro
The turtles are out again
Even in the shallow waters
The turtles dart out and you remember
If they can swim so can you…
So you keep going and wish for a better day
So captivating

Snow capped peaks
Be quiet no on speaks
Don’t disturb the splendor
Just absorb what is in front of you and take in the fresh air

The corners of you mind
With all that spare time
New tales waiting to be shared
There is much to do about nothing
Just waiting for you to put it in motion
Captivating is the creative mind
The busy brain and neurons
It goes
Then you sit idle
And it jars your senses
It’s time to act
On all that has manifested
In the cortex
You feel vexed, but there is still time.

Just do it…
The time is now
Captivate them all
They have been waiting.

-Zam Zhinga