Khembottra Oum

Rookie (December 3,1985 / Dallas, Texas)

Khembottra Oum
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Khembottra Oum is an Amercian/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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A Thousand Times

I fell in love a thousand times,
Never once did I feel truly alive.
I cried with the night sky,
Along moon drops of heaven's light.
I broke the walls of hope,
My ghost still wanders as so.
I gave my heart so easily,
Knowing that it will always haunt me.
I watched the leaves break and fall,
Minutes pass and hours call.
I look and see my fellow man,
Distorted and ravaged by the land.
I wished that we were all blind,
Then man once again could be kind.
I drew from life and love,
That heaven is not a place up above.
I breathed the flowers of ...

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