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The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

This Instance

What have I just done in this instance?

In the time it takes to blink to clear my eyes
I make a connection
it reaches deep inside of me
lets me know there are kindred things
and ties that bind
with time and opportunity

What have I learned?

Only that there are others
that desire similar things as I
and have the same urges
and have the exact same questions
that kept me awake nights on end
I can sleep now because
there might be answers from afar

What will I do to continue this path?

Everything I can
Curiosity has me asking the right questions
patiently receiving the answers I seek
I want this to reveal itself in a long season

What becomes of everything else?

It becomes normal in the grand scheme of things
the universe unfolds letting me know my place
space and time folds
bringing me closer to awkward moments
it's what I cherish

Why can't I get to sleep now?

Because I just hung up the phone
still hearing the echoes
it plays in my head on repeat
a new song that I don't know the words to
but the melody makes my feet tap
It lulls me to sleep eventually

and I dream with one eye open
needing to see if it was real
because time passes quickly


I don't want to miss the next call

2006 Hassan Ntimbanjayo


NegroPino™ said...

You cant sleep cuz u suffer from insomnia DUH!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hmmm uhmmm

deepnthought said...

I was all set to type something and then I read what that darn missy said. LOL. nice piece though.

T. S. Snowden said...


Anonymous said...

Very nice piece. I really liked it....not too deep that I had to read it more than once to understand but deep enough to mean something. Two thumbs up.

Ming Houser, Realtor said...

First time to your spot...I keep passing you up in everyone else spot that we both read.

This was hot... And, I definitely have been a slave to the music I don't know the words to.

I'll keep stopping by to show some Chi-Town Love...even though I'm now stuck in Boston :)

Anonymous said...

you know how to draw folk in...i like that :)

Lyrically speaking said...

I stop by your world cause I know you will interrogate the mind and heart with questions only you can so rightfully spit so beautifully,
the stanza below speaks for itself:

Everything I can
Curiosity has me asking the right questions
patiently receiving the answers I seek
I want this to reveal itself in a long season

LadyLee said...

I liked those thoughts, Hassan!
You get finger snaps for that one.

The part on what you have learned... I am realizing too that there is nothing new under the sun... There is someone out there who has gone through something similar to what we are going through...