Khembottra Oum


Khembottra Oum
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Khembottra Oum is an American/Cambodian poet from Long Beach, CA. His poems mainly focus on religion, love, and the human condition. Besides being influenced by poets of the past, he cites that battle rapping and hip hop artists have contributed to his unique style. He continues to test the limits of poetry and wants to bring it back as an important medium of popular culture. more »

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24 Hour Donut Shop

Your doors are always open to me,
A place where I find solace and peace,
This is the only place where I wanna be.

By myself and its 3 in the morning.
The donut maker doesn't want to talk.
Its quiet and my heart is not very far.

I look outside the glass window,
Streetlight people with no place to go.
We're the same, searching for a real home.

The world is beautiful at this time,
The pain in my eyes may never stop,
But I always find hope in this 24 hour donut shop.

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