Category Archives: Poetry

Moods & Moments: #SevynStreeter ‘It Won’t Stop’ feat. #ChrisBrown [vid]

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Come for me
Stay for me

Rolling ’round the city
Happy to be driving with you
Just you
And your thoughts

I Dream of you and me
It won’t stop
Pulled up drop top
Cruising
Happy
Til the sun sets
Still cruising
Just me and my thoughts
My thoughts of you.
Go.

Miles to go before a good night’s sleep
Just cruising
The soundtrack playing
Replaying then starting over
Go.

It won’t stop until
It’s empty
Until then, just ride
Slide with me
Feel the night air
I wish to wish it away
I dreamed a dream
And cast it away
I made a visual then blurred all the colors
I feared the perfection of the beauty before me
I sent it away
Out of fear
Go.

Flutes
Harps
Chords repeat
I traveled on the wings of those lesser
Than the equal sign
I cried it away
Laid in the shades let the palms sway
Run back into the brush
Go.

The rain is coming
The tears are flowing
The seeds are growing
Stop.
You heard that
Hypervigilence
It’s just lovers in the parking lot
Remembering the public eyes are on them
The voices got too loud
The souls got to proud
It won’t stop
Unless you halt the madness
Pierce the sadness
Relish the gladness
It is
And can be what you want again.
Just
Go.

-ZAm Zhinga

Just a little something I’m working on… was listening to Sevyn Streeter’s ‘It Won’t Stop’ with Chris Brown, and that was the OUTCOME… WORK in PROGRESS…

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Moods & Moments: #KendrickLamar ‘LOVE’ [vid]

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LOVE/LOST
Do you even
Just to get even
Do you want?
Want what I want?
Only for the now
Do you know what
I need
Lost.

Do you you even love me
I need to love me like
I want to be loved
Am I in the way
The space is occupied
I went to the window
An asked do I qualify
I want to be with you
Just not all the time
Lost.

Cold
The air is cold
The vibe is cold
You tried to talk
But all I do is scold
Selfish
Falling all over
Falling in and out of
Love.
Lost.

Hot and heavy
But after the 3rd
It’s tense again
Then the 5th it’s
Off.
Completely off.
Leave my sight
Then panic
It’s a fight or a flight
Games.
The games we play
With no regard
The directions made up as we go
Past go.
Get no
Get none
No love
Lost.

You know me
The worst me
And sometimes the best
The secrets you keep
I know some too
I be looking for you
You looking for me
But trust not
Want not
No love.
Lost.
Just lost in the sauce
The glaze of it all
The gaze before the fall
Then you threw it all away
Tore the hem before the fray.
Ran it away
Sexed it away
Blew it away
Tucked it away in the big book on the farthest shelf
Where the dust falls…
I just ran away.
Ran away from
Love.
Just
Lost.
—–Zam Zhinga

Just something that came organically from my mind while listening to ‘LOVE’ by K-Dot, so I ran with it and THAT was the outcome…  Let’s MELT INTO THE NIGHT with the MOODS & Moment jam of the day…. Continue reading Moods & Moments: #KendrickLamar ‘LOVE’ [vid]

Moods & Moments: #DiddyDirtyMoney ‘Angels’ [vid]

Angels with dirty faces 

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Once was

I am no more

Fell from heaven

As if  my wings were clipped

Flew too high
Got too comfortable
Pushed it til it was too close to the edge
I am not him anymore.
The halo has lost his luster
The strength to go on again
I must muster
The eyes tell no lies
Look behind those obsidian pools
The window to the soul that weep
The tear-drenched garments fall
The water runs down leaving a trail
Down the cheeks of the angels with the dirty faces
Trading insults, trading spaces
The walls are closing
The tomb doors chasing out the light
If you don’t want to stay you can go on..
Don’t you hear them calling you?
If you answer, your time is running out
If you ignore are you turning your back
Or turning the page
The flames engulf
Or is it just the rage
I snatch the crumbs from your plate
To save for later
I gather and horde for not knowing when the next crumb will drop
The next swill of the chalice to fall
Will it quench the thirst?

You can only wish
That the next plate of revenge will appear to their favorite dish.
Under the guise of savior, but still just a foot on the neck of the angels with The dirty faces.

Hues for fools, but who really has the most to
Lose?
The eyes water and runover with the pain from the other day
The worst day
You shouldn’t have been there in the first place
Not for you, not your taste
The yeast in the stale bread has settled
The ale from the chalice has lost it’s richness
Snatch the crumbs and savor the gravy.
When they call for you will you answer
In the center of the fire is calmness
Coolness, on my cool tip
Then most angels’s wings they will sure to clip
And you will fall back to Earth
Defeated with vengeance darkening your heart
Use the back of you hand to wipe your dirty face
They are still calling
Clawing at who you used once were and the tattered garments
Fall to the floor
You are free now.
–Zam Zhinga

Just a LITTLE something that came off the top of the head as I remembered my own life and inspired by Diddy-Dirty Money’s ‘Angels’….Now let’s melt into the NIGHT with that.

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Moods & Moments: #ToniBraxton ‘Stupid’ [audio]

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I.Q.

Fighting against myself

Making decisions with a clouded mind

Not realizing why

The crime was mine

I’m crying on, lying on

Storytelling, trippin, back tracking

The stories unfolding, but not in sequence

Pulling characters out of thin air, just stupid missteps

That could cost a fortune

What a high price to pay

For the bed you made, just lay

But for how long?

The hands lurch forward a second then a minute then a year]

When?

Face it, conquer that fear

Just stupid.

Stupid to dream with no action

Stupid to leap with no momentum.

Break the glass and reach

With outward arms extend above and beyond

The longest of travels takes a step to begin

You have to for your sanity.

Intelligence quota exceeded.

Get out of your head and live…

-Zam Zhinga

Let’s melt into the NIGHT…. was inspire by Toni Braxton’s ‘Stupid’ this time… Continue reading Moods & Moments: #ToniBraxton ‘Stupid’

Moods & Moments: #JillScott ‘Gone’ feat. #PaulWall [vid]

 

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‘Gone’

Trapped.
Behind the sterile walls
No room in my mind for more
No room on mine
Wandering, wondering when
If the light will shine again.

Gone
At least that what my mind says, but my body is still here
But where is here?
So full of thoughts, yet still
Gone
At least that’s what the wasted time says

Trying to keep it together
But failing at best
But my best was less
Less a factor of my own trappings of the mind
Or his sudden decline into insanity

The pool is full and
You are sinking to the bottom
Like a cinder block

Gone
At least that what the clock says
as the minutes become DAYS
Hours skipped
Falling, confused then I tripped

I gather my things and move to another place
How long determines how I feel.
Can I be stealth?
Flying under the radar, but still seen by one
Two even.

Still feeling
Feenin for a slice of blood orange
The mean citrus drips down my lips and onto
My tee.
Did it stain, or was that just me
Me looking for an excuse to be a mess

But no excuses needed, just gone
At least that what my mind says.

-Zam Zhinga

Since my past MOODS & MOMENTS are GONE, let’s start some new memories… Let’s melt into the night with Jill Scott’s ‘Gone’ featuring Paul Wall!

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#TheGamutt is BACK!

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WE ARE BACK!! The Gamutt was down for a minute or two for a much needed REVAMP!  Still in the MAINTENANCE phase as we work out some KINKS, but just let it be known…WE ARE BACK IN HERE!!!  I remember my first post about 7 years ago, I wrote a story about SKITTLES! Yes.. I didn’t know what I was doing but I know a little more RIGHT NOW than I did back then….skittles-thegamutt

THANK YOU SKITTLES! AND THANK YOU FOR THE FOLLOWERS that have supported us over the years and waited for our RETURN!  2018 is going to be GREAT!!!!

 

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