Rose Bud resurficed
By: Lenny Zorrilla a.k.a Lord Zorrilla (LZ) 3/31/2017 12:12 a.m. Friday
I dedicate this book to my family and friends Jennifer who has been supporting me throughout my journey with her kind likes and beautiful pictures, also I want to dedicate this to Cristina who helped spread the word to my designs in the fashion industry, and to my cousin Maty who was probably the only one who read my first book I never published. This book is for all of you who stood by me and still do, and to my haters who without I wouldn’t know I’m doing the right things. So, here’s to you cheers!
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It’s been a while since I had access to a computer and because of it I had delayed my book writing ideas, but today is a new day and things are in a path of change. In a way, I’m glad that I didn’t have a computer because I was able to experience more out of life, but if ever someone is to experience turbulent times I for one had my share of it. Not that it’s over I still struggle but the days of my past I believe were the hardest and I survived it. So, I’m very thankful for being able to be here today and to share my story.
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About the Author
My name is Lenny Zorrilla a.k.a LZ I am a humble writer servant to the highest I’ve been wanting to write a book for a long time now actually in my past I wrote two books that was never published and with time moving from place to place all my things were lost and I no longer have copies of those work. My life is a movie I’m really a big deal the things that I lived and did is something that hasn’t been told by no movie writers yet, but who better to tell it than the one who lived it himself, right? I like to think of my life as in chapters and as of now I believe I’m in the fourth chapter but before I get into all that let just say that I have evolved from a common person to one with talent and exceptional artist who dabbles in a little bit of everything from drawing, music, movie making, architectural, fitness instructor, etc. the list goes on and on. I believe life is meant to be lived to the fullest potential and if one is stuck only in one career or subject than he or she has wasted their whole life, and God doesn’t like lazy people. We as humans are meant to evolve and computer and technology has been for a long time on the upper hand of humans, but I believe things are changing and humans are accelerating in areas like never before trying to keep up if not surpass artificial intelligence. So, who am I is the question right? History has taught me to say “no one” why? Because the self cannot be described; it is like trying to define the soul which is impossible, but on the surface what does my vessel do or has become? Again, to describe myself is to describe God and God is indescribable. There is a philosopher by the name of Lao-tzu who says “The way that can be way-ed is not the constant way. The name that can be named is not the constant name”. My very words can be enticing if not hypnotic or seductive very manipulative when it needs to be.
I think the best thing to do is to just go in and start the book so that you as the reader can come to your own conclusions while using your imagination, because I don’t want you to lose yourself in the context of the words but rather in the possibility of the meaning.
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Table of Contents
About the Author………………………………………………………………………………………………
Chapter One: The Beginning – This chapter goes into the life the character had when he was thirteen to twenty-one
Juvenile Detention Center
Chapter Two: The Relationship – This chapter goes into the life the character had when he was in a serious relationship and then had a heart break.
Chapter Three: The Escape – This chapter goes into the escape from the main character’s country into a new territory where he got married, became an artist, had a child, and went to jail.
In and Out (Las Vegas)
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Chapter Four: The Return – This chapter goes into the characters return to his original country where he faced the problems of his past.
JFK/Central Bookin/The Boat (Bronx)
Passaic County Jail (The rats)
Chapter Five: The Triumph – This chapter goes into how the character slowly overcame all obstacles
“The cup gets filled by unwanted hands” L.Z.
Keep up or die don’t you want that ninja black belt, come on! As Juan jumped over roof tops yelling at his cousin for being scared and slowing him up.
Hold up don’t you see the dog’s barking he wants to kill me.
He’s not going do shit he’s tied up to the dog house plus it’s not that far you saw how I did it come on before we get caught!
He backs up after a long pause breaths in and goes for the jumps.
Told you fool now you earned the black belt next is the silver belt.
Sure, it wasn’t the typical game for teenage kids around that era, but Juan always had a thing for martial arts, and somehow, always implemented that lifestyle to his own. Also, when they were younger Juan’s father put him into a karate school where he accomplished having the yellow belt, before he was taken out for not keeping up with the services. He was the one who had the fighting background so his relatives naturally followed him. A thing he use to do was to make up Kung- Fu belts as he went along just to show his relatives that there was more out there to find. The problem was one day he rushed the process when he started his own cousin with the white belt. For every test, they did; there was always a new belt to win, it was his way of encouraging him to want to excel. Within no time, he was telling him if you do this they get the black belt, and when they got there he realized there was so much left undone so many tests to be
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tested. He had to keep whatever this thing that they’ve created going on, because it was also how they had fun in the neighborhood. He always looked at to have the ideas flowing out of his mind (a natural leader). So, he came up with ways to keep them busy during their time together. He immediately started making up new color belts beyond the color black belt which was silver, gold, platinum, and even had an invisible belt somewhere in there along with the rest. It’s illegal now, but in those days, he had so much fun jumping over houses trespassing other yards, breaking into empty houses, warehouses, and what not he did it all in the name of fun and innocence. It came to a point where they would go to these far away places, and break into different houses open their refrigerators drink and steal things like bicycles, tennis balls, baseball gloves, and they would put it all in the back of their parents’ truck without their knowledge till they got caught one day and their parents realized what they were doing. Juan and Craig got arrested in those days and never did those things again instead, they slowly transitioned into wanting to drink alcohol, have sex with girls, partying around, and playing dominoes on the weekend, but the thrill still did have him hooked at times and all he wanted to do was practice his stealth.
Late 90’s Crazy Horse Hill in the back of school five during the winter times (age around 15 or 16).
Damn, who the fuck is this “Switch” guy his graffiti is everywhere, everywhere I fucking go I see this guy’s tag, can you believe this shit?
Yeah, I know I see it everywhere too all over street signs I even saw it on route 80 under one of them bridges.
For real, damn we need to start doing something like that we got a come up with a name and start tagging that shit everywhere we go.
Yeah, I thought about that too but what kind of name should we call ourselves?
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Around that time, he was hearing a lot of DJ Schooler when he first came out with his cassette tape in the early 90’s, and there was a song where it would say “Protected by Viper stand back”, and immediately Juan thought of the name “Cobra” to not copy no one else and it stood for a short period of time.
How about “Cobras”
That’s what they called themselves the “Cobras”, and everywhere they went they left their sign behind as they said they would.
And that’s what they did called themselves the “Cobras” and would tag it everywhere they saw “Switch” among other places, and soon Craig’s little brother and others wanted to follow and be a part of the clique. They would come at times and sleep over Juan’s house and he would sleep over their house at times, as well, but a year later they were going through a different phase he was growing up fast and was putting away childish things quick. At the time, Juan’s father a businessman was progressing in his own business and bought a house with a backyard. They were still in the neighborhood but now he had a yard with a basketball court and it was an invitation to all the neighborhood kids. His father at the time thought that by buying a basketball court for his children they would stop going to the streets, and on top of that they had a garage which he later filled with weight equipment’s and a nice heavy punching bag. This of course, made them popular in the neighborhood and soon everybody would come to play basketball or want to work out with them in the backyard. This became a place where all these delinquents from the neighborhood would come and just chill and they were all fit and in shape grabbing attention from all the females that would pass by. They used to pass by his house over and over throughout the day just to see what he would do. Many times, he would wake up early in the mornings and there would be people posted in the front of his house already situated there waiting to catch the early excitements. Juan’s mother use to hate this and would always kick them out, but when he was there they would all come back and it was the place to be and always exciting and a lot of fun.
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He’s talking to his Jamaican girlfriend over the phone from his house and they we’re getting very sexual the year is 1997 a few years earlier and he is 13 years old.
Baby I want to lose my virginity with you
Stop playing around girl you know I don’t like a tease (he answered).
I’m not playing
When? Are you sure? Let’s do it now
I can’t my mother’s home but tomorrow she’ll be at work and I’ll be home all alone
Uh I’m so Horney right now you better not be playing with me if I come I’m going to fuck you right.
You can’t handle this
Yeah alright we’ll see
The next day Juan went over to her house and they both lost their virginity there and it was good and long. He didn’t know what he was doing at first, but once he figured it out
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it was all she wrote. Her mother was coming and I couldn’t finish the job, but it was the start to many sexual encounters with her after that.
One day, he decides to cut school and Juan leaves the window open to his house. She entered the house while his parents were gone at work. Shhh! she arrives at the house, Listen! We’re in the basement having sex around the boiler room when (Thump thump thump loud souds) A noise coming from upstairs Juan pauses to think.
Shit! My parents
Oh, my god what are we going to do!
Shhhh! be quiet they’re not coming down here (passes a towel to her) just don’t make any noise let me go check it out I’ll be right back.
As Juan slowly make his way up the stairs trying to not make a screeching sound he slowly opens the doors to the first floor when there he saw a guy by the kitchen sink next to the refrigerator drinking a corona beer. (Unrealistic he doesn’t believe) He sticks his head out even further to see what’s going on and notices more people, and that’s when he noticed while his oldest brother’s friend was telling him that his brother was throwing a hooky party and offered him a beer. Juan was shocked but excited (Chilling with the highs cool kids while still in grammar school), he didn’t have to hide in the basement with his girl so he went downstairs to the basement again and told her what was going on, and they went upstairs together and enjoyed the party.
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Times were difficult and Juan made a new friend who was as daring as him so they got along fine. His name was Hector from Puerto Rico and lived down the block from Juan’s house and they use to hang around a lot together. One day they were walking down the opposite side of the block when Juan noticed the jewelry store at the corner of his house and they looked through the window seeing the nice jewelry in display. That’s when Juan started looking a bit more deeper and took a step back and noticed that it was connected to the building at the corner, which happened to be an abandoned restaurant. Suddenly, he was looking for a way in the Jewelry store without being caught. Hector was wondering what Juan was doing and when he told him he too was helping Juan in the process. They noticed that at the side of the building through an alley way was a wooden door boarded up, which was an entrance to the abandoned restaurant. They inspected it during the day and came to terms that at night we get what we need to get in to the abandoned restaurant to do further examination. This was our entry point (showing place) our way to the jewelry store that was literally attached to the restaurant wall.
So, they saw an opportunity to get rich here or at least come out with thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry. Reflecting about it now one could say that he was a genius using his creativity in the wrong way, but he was young, foolish, and with no mentor or guidance just irresponsible in his decisions.
Eventually, they made it in the abandoned restaurant and looked for the wall where the jewelry was directly on the other side, and rather than to make a hole on the wall. Juan saw that if they took one of the drop ceiling off they could make a hole on the wall from the top side and block it when they were done with the same drop ceiling to cover up the hole. They planned to go in by the weekend during closed hours, but on his second day they got anxious because they made it through the wall with a hole that was visible for the jeweler to see if he came the next day. So, they didn’t want to wait and miss the opportunity before the jeweler got the chance to see what they’ve done. They immediately went home got dressed in all black with masks and gloves and went during the night and made their entrance. They made their way to the office of the jewelry store but realized the door was closed with bars so they had to make another hole in the rights side of the wall, and entered the main store where people could look at through the window. (Good thing it’s after hour and dark). Fortunately for them, they were inconspicuous they lowered to the floor level to not come out in the video camera screen that was visible to them, and one by one they opened every glass door and filled the
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pillow case up with all the jewelry. By the time, Juan got to the last screen door he opened it and the alarm started sounding off (sound bouww, bouww, bouww). He thought it was the cops outside so he ran. Hector was in front of him going out first, and to get out they had to get back in the office climb through the ceiling and exit out of the restaurant, which caused him to drop the bag to escape.
He got away and even tried to go back before the cops got there but it was too late, and that memory haunted him for years thinking about “what if”, he got away with all that jewelry, what kind of things would he have done? But things happen for a reason and maybe he was better off not living the alternating facts. He was very young and granted the money perhaps would’ve been foolish and spent it wrong, who knows but it is was what it was and he didn’t look back after that. When he started putting his genius to work properly not being irresponsible, the rewards were far more rewarding. It’s like realizing you have a gift or a power but understanding that with great powers comes great responsibilities, because to not have discipline or responsibility is easy and far scarier to deal with than the opposite.
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Juvenile Detention Center
In the dayroom at the juvenile facility center while sitting at a steel bench Carl, who was a car thief and had a thrill for stealing cars especially manual standard. He was bragging on how he was fast and how no one could see him in how he switched gears while speeding.
You don’t know how to drive a stick?
No man I told you I only drive automatic
I could teach you it’s easy
How you going to teach me we’re in jail and have no access to a car?
Bro, just watch my hands and feet
That’s when he realized Carl was using his imagination while he was sitting on the steel bench in the dayroom, he was pretending he was driving a car positioning his hands and feet in their proper places. His hand steering the wheel and his feet was controlling the gas, break, and clutch pedals. Juan fell into his imagination and was mimicking his moves to feel or see what he was seeing or doing, and he was explaining the things one had to do to switch gears and not damage the clutch. They were driving for about 10 minutes in the dayroom before they were sent back to their rooms for shutdown. Juan never actually drove a manual vehicle but over the years when he was with his Peruvian girlfriend, at the time, Juan got a chance to test his skills using
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her car that her father had bought her and he was great. All the things Carl shared that one time in the day center immediately kicked in and was driving the car himself with no help. So, in a way, he learned to drive by himself because there was no one there to teach him while in the actual car. All he went on was memories that he had of an imagination based theoretically. See, his girlfriend’s father had bought her the stick figure because it was cheaper, but she didn’t even know how to drive the car and why she let Juan use it and he was a natural. Juan knew then at that moment that the imagination was more powerful than knowledge.
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In Juan’s ignorance and stupidity while intoxicated, he ended up in the hospital for breaking a window with his fist, and in doing so fell into the glass and cut himself deeply in the arm cutting through arteries. He was losing a lot of blood before he collapsed to the ground and his cousins were around and they carried him to Bob’s (unknown) house and called the ambulance. Juan was taken to the hospital and went directly to the emergency room, and got to see how the doctors surrounded him. They were ripping his clothes off while he was breathing in the oxygen mask before he passed out. What made him dislike hospitals from then on, (was the discouragement doctors would give the patients). His doctor lied and said he would never be able to enjoy sports again, because of his injury. This of course, made Juan ignore his expert advice and went on to recovering to becoming stronger than he was before the injury. Now, he could’ve been like most people and give into the pessimism news of the doctor. He could’ve gave up by becoming less than what he was or maybe even becoming a cripple, but his mind was telling him different, (being tenacious as usual). He wanted to excel and never give up proving the doctor wrong as well as for himself, and Juan never wanted to go back to hear a news like that again believe me he made sure of it. He grew up athletic and was into martial arts the very bad news was against his yearn for more in the potentials that he knew was just waiting for him to tap into, and what the doctor was saying was not reaching his ears at all. He stayed in the hospital for three days before being released home, he put it together while he remembered they gave him pain killers one night to combat the pain, and it wasn’t just pain killers. The drug was so strong it made him see things he didn’t want to see. He saw himself jumping out the window, which was like three floors high and blasting through the glass leaving his body figure print in a cartoon shape at the window. He was screaming and hitting the button the nurse had told him to push if he needed anything, and was pushing it over and over when the nurse came in. He told her he wasn’t feeling good and that it might be the effects of the drugs they gave him. She gave him this small apparatus to breath in and out of, and he did for a few seconds and felt better, but after that Juan knew there was something wrong with the thoughts that he was having. He felt his mind was being manipulated under the influence of their drugs and wanted out of that nightmare fast. Since then, he never really liked hospitals or even visiting them for anything and why it is one of the reasons he maintains a good health.
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(Actions) Believing to not end up in the hospital one must prevent any illness by maintaining and keeping in shape, because by doing this you are training your body to not recognize any illness. Staying fit and always working out gives the body no time to feel any bad symptoms because it’s busy working towards your benefit. You increase your endorphins which is a good thing, your heart rate is performing great, and you overall feel more phenomenal. Also, make a habit to eat healthier watching everything that you eat and don’t consume anything that is not healthy. There is a saying that goes “you are what you eat”, if you eat unhealthy than you’ll be unhealthy and if you eat healthy than you’ll be healthier. I don’t know about you but it just makes sense to be healthier so try not to eat so much junk food because if it’s junk than what are you? Don’t get me wrong every now and then, treat yourself to some takeout food but don’t make it a habit and make sure to work out a little extra hard the next day or sometimes even the same day after a few hours of what you eat.
CONFIDENTIAL, ENCRYPTED, DO NOT COPYs cheaper, but she didn’t even know how to drive the car and why she let Juan use it and he was a natural. Juan knew then at that moment that the imagination was more powerful than knowledge.
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In Juan’s ignorance and stupidity while intoxicated, he ended up in the hospital for breaking a window with his fist, and in doing so fell into the glass and cut himself deeply in the arm cutting through arteries. He was losing a lot of blood before he collapsed to the ground and his cousins were around and they carried him to Bob’s (unknown) house and called the ambulance. Juan was taken to the hospital and went directly to the emergency room, and got to see how the doctors surrounded him. They were ripping his clothes off while he was breathing in the oxygen mask before he passed out. What made him dislike hospitals from then on, (was the discouragement doctors would give the patients). His doctor lied and said he would never be able to enjoy sports again, because of his injury. This of course, made Juan ignore his expert advice and went on to recovering to becoming stronger than he was before the injury. Now, he could’ve been like most people and give into the pessimism news of the doctor. He could’ve gave up by becoming less than what he was or maybe even becoming a cripple, but his mind was telling him different, (being tenacious as usual). He wanted to excel and never give up proving the doctor wrong as well as for himself, and Juan never wanted to go back to hear a news like that again believe me he made sure of it. He grew up athletic and was into martial arts the very bad news was against his yearn for more in the potentials that he knew was just waiting for him to tap into, and what the doctor