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#Disappear- A Poem

via Daily Prompt: Disappear

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

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

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

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Speeding through
Loving you
Smiling while we ride
Glide
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
Can’t
Stop
Won’t
Stop
Blow

So
Now that we’re naked
What shall we do
Run back to the forest
Taste the honeydew
When we
Touch
When we
Love.
Play with the button
Shift it
Make it
Go faster
Take the HOV lane
All the way
Downtown
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
Roll
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’….

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#Bubble: A Poem

via Daily Prompt: Bubble

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Bubble

Coming from down under
You thought it was rain
But it was just the
Thunder
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
Despising
You. Continue reading #Bubble: A Poem

Daily Prompt: #Vague- A Poem

via Daily Prompt: Vague

Vague

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

I jump to my feet,
Startled.
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
Vague.

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

It’s so sad
And reckless
So bad
Yet
Thrilling.

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
Vague.
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
Vague.

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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#Glimmer: A Poem [details]

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via Daily Prompt: Glimmer

Glimmer

1975.
A race began..
From then it was a journey
Did you know
Then what you know now?
No.
But the race was on
And the obstacles would be many.
Forever chasing
Excelling sometimes stumbling
Falling even Continue reading #Glimmer: A Poem [details]

Above-a poem

via Daily Prompt: Above

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Above

From up high
Looking down low
Sweeping, gazing, grazing
Green
Atop the mountain from here looks so far
From up high is where all the bounty flows.
The ins and outs
The ‘whys’ and ‘whatevers’
Do we ever really know
But Faith
Guides the way

It is the light
And with light comes vision
With vision
Comes understanding
With understanding comes patience.

Use your time to learn
Others are sometimes chained to their own mind
Not knowing just how powerful
A thought can go
If guided and nurtured and honed.

From above
You see you and how you used to be
You see just where you should go and who you ought to be
Outside of you own train of thought can be
Existential
But rewarding.
Scary, yet enlightening.

Challenge yourself to do better
Move faster
Think higher
Judge less
Evaluate more
And listen.

From above
These things are all revealed…in time.

-Zam Zhinga

Moods & Moments: #Sza ‘The Weekend’ [vid]

 A Love Bizarre

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Waiting..
Sent the text early
Well thought out
Calculated for success
The bubbles never showed up
No response yet.
Okay
Just wait.
It will be worth the time…

One word is the
Response.
Read between the lines
But you read outside the lines
Contextual versus factual
The narrative is yours to create.

*read the rest after the JUMP! Continue reading Moods & Moments: #Sza ‘The Weekend’ [vid]

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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