Unite Us

Posted by: on Jul 17, 2013

It will be an uphill battle i tell you, a battle that must be taken all the way to capitol hill, so as we prepare ourselves for such a warfare, let us stand fast, and let us equip our hearts, and fortify our spirits with Love, Compassion, Kindness, and Empathy.
Let us not tangle ourselves within the thorns of bitterness, and hatred, but Let each of our voices be raised aloud in Unity, and Perseverance; and know, that we shall overcome any obstacle placed before us. And our voices shall be heard not just here, but the world all over.

That we as a human race shall not be divided by Inequality of race, wealth, color, or creed, but United and bound by the same idea that we are One huge Family, living under the same starry sky with the same hopes, fears, and dreams. This I decree to all my brothers and sisters.

Do not be shackled by the chains of indifference, but break free from the bonds man made to separate us. We are not geography, born to live and die on that same dirt, but born to live and die with those we love, and in between that life and death, to also be free to live a life worth living.

So let freedom ring like Martin Luther King did when he first stood and spoke, he had a dream! I tell you, his dream is still unfolding, still taking shape within each of our lives as we continue to struggle with our own sense of identity, our own sense of place and belonging. No longer!

Take your rightful place as heirs to this world we call earth, and set right the wrongs of humanity. Unite Us! My Fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, uncles, and aunts, descendants of old and new, let us rebuild this divided bridge of injustice, and re-dedicate our-selves to reunite as a global community.

And let those who will surely come after us, after we are dead and gone,
let us hear them say that, “There was a time when we came to be together as One!”

 

 

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Let’s Huddle

Posted by: on Dec 13, 2011

For all those living in the struggle.
I see the missing pieces in the puzzle.
My eyes was once tunneled.
Living in a bubble with a mind so troubled.
Gangbangin, while trying to move bundles.
Moving real subtle…til I got caught up in the hustle.
Now vision real muddled.

Thoughts real jumbled.
Im trying to navigate through this jungle.
So follow me through the puddles.
Discover kindness when you walk among these rubbles.
Can you see the blood coughing out bubbles.
Can you see the love coming out, lets huddle.
Lets move to a new shuffle.
The beat is your heart and let God be the funnel.
This is for the people
Know that I love you.
For those with no arms.
Know that I hug you.
And no they can’t keep me muzzled.
I will speak til my voice no longer has treble.
Let’s huddle.. huddle.
Let’s come together
We can make it work
Only if we try
Let’s come together like rain in the sky
And you can see the storm in my eyes
Know you can weather any storm in your life
So let’s huddle..huddle
So For those with no strength.
Know i got the muscle.
To carry you through the storms
Even as the sky rumbles
And if your world ain’t colorful.
You can bring your colors
and make your world more wonderful.
And if they tell you that your color’s all wrong.
Tell em, that this is the color of my bones.
The color of my home.
Beautiful brown skin
Scarred from the outside
But beauty lies within.
See, I see the way out.
The grind is your mind and you can find your way out.
Pray there’s a brighter day.
There’s a way out.
Out from underneath the clouds
Shine bright sun.
What you all about..
Shout out to the whole world if you’re having doubts
Shout out the whole world if you feeling like you falling out.
Out of space tumbling
I see your belly still rumbling.
Mines hungry too
So my belly stay mumbling.
Let me feed you love
So your belly stay humbling
Let’s huddle.. huddle.
Let’s come together
We can make it work
Only if we try
Let’s come together like rain in the sky
And you can see the storm in my eyes
Know you can weather any storm in your life
So let’s huddle..huddle
This goes out to all the lost boys
Here and away from the motherland
Living in the gutters switching gutter lanes
Where the broken hearted never dare to utter pain
Brain twisted so the pain stay numb through the other vein
Now change arms
And kiss the charms on your daughter’s wrist
See the puncture wounds snaking through her slits.
A runaway at fifteen
Now she layin in a ditch.
And on the other side of the stitch.
Human traffic
Let’s huddle.. huddle.
Let’s come together
We can make it work
Only if we try
Let’s come together like rain in the sky
And you can see the storm in my eyes
Know you can weather any storm in your life
so let’s huddle.

Moments in Between the Nights

Posted by: on Dec 5, 2011

(July 19, 2011)

by Kosal Khiev

There are times in my life moments in btween the nights where i’ve laid bathe in my own grief
the streets are only memories
stories told with a glazy stare
knowing full well with a full heart that i should be there
not here
but thats neither here nor there
im aware in these moments
im alone
cold in a zone
a part of a world where tragedies happen everyday

Why I Write

Posted by: on Dec 5, 2011

by Kosal Khiev

I write 4 men,women,and children.any 1 who ever felt alone, any1 who ever felt disowned,i write for the bones buried in a country call home,
i write for u the listener so listen up
take a step back and imagine the bigger picture
cuz i write the real so feel me
i write for inner city street kids
struggling to find their place in a world to concern with race
i write for the momz and pops shops
strugglng to stay atop cuz the dopeboyz got the block on lock
cant compete with the drama
so i write soap operas
about single mothers and brothers
about the struggle and hustle
the bustling city where empty bellies rumble
like silent earthquakes we shake
hungry like young lions
we defying the the odds
prayin to God Lord give us the strength to carry on

Marks of a Man

Posted by: on Dec 1, 2011

(August 26, 2011)

by Kosal Khiev

My scars are hidden
underneath the surface
lies a broken boy
feelin like he’s worthless
for years he thought
maybe he deserves this
caged like an animal
how can he know what love is
so nothing moved him
almost let the beast consumed him
but then spoken word came
and it changed his movements
he grew into a man
who became more than stupid
truth is
he grew into a man
and became his own movement
planted his feet but they came to uproot him
almost accepted defeat
but he became a fusion
the prodigal son of Cambodia
those were his roots then
so he dug into the soil and swore with his love
opened up his heart and swore it with his blood
then he captured his tears and soaked it in the mud
what grew after that became a child of love

 

Ancestors

Posted by: on Dec 1, 2011

(August 27, 2011)

by Kosal Khiev

Its been foretold
songs of men of old
unsung heroes,
word from ground zero,
we passed through the storm but another one brews,
and though each morn i mourn
i gather the few,
lost scattered tribes of the family i knew,
but who’d knew another family stews,
so im here to merge the old with the new,
fuse the bones with the fire,
so the desire becomes truth
what lies beyond the skin,
where the spirit glows within,
bleed the same blood,
so really we kin

Cry Along With Me (Epic Trilogy)

Posted by: on Dec 1, 2011

by: Kosal Khiev

Act I

Stark mad are my delusions of peace.
These streets are ruled by guns and drugs.
Slugs that tugs at flesh,
and rips through chests in these projects infested slums.
Come and witness what I see.
Every day I pray,
But God apparently ignores my pleas.
There’s only misery ahead of me.
I brace myself and wait for impact.
My back’s broken.
From the weight of the world,
And I’m hoping these burdens will ease up from these shoulders.
Nothing is more colder when a body goes into shock.
Wide-eyed, blood-shot, frantic breathing,
The block taped up with caution.
A mother is pleading for her son’s wound that’s bleeding.
Throwing curses to God, doctors, and nurses,
WHY do WE continue to hurt US!
Death has no purpose.
So let me give some meaning in these verses before they murder us.
I shall further explain.
My pain shall never more endure in vain.
God is coming,
And I anticipate to dissect his brain.

Two Wolves

Posted by: on Nov 29, 2011

(September 4, 2011)

by Kosal Khiev

How can i be anything other than me
What lies beneath lies a soul
A spirit that continues to unfold
as life continues to role like an epic movie
So i move to a rythm that moves me
Scenes of untouch beauty that can somehow soothe me
Taming of the beast
Two wolves that sleeps and to whomever i feed
One hates,the other loves
How can i give the other one up
Cause when i was low
He was the one that kept me warm when the world was cold
Sheltered me from the storms
When my world just froze
And he held me in his hatred when i felt so alone
Gave me the strength to fight
When i was so far from home
So instead of hate
I came to love him
but he never knew love
So it came to bug him

Earthy

Posted by: on Nov 29, 2011

(July 19, 2011)

by Kosal Khiev

I felt it in waves
emotionally captured
i was enraptured for days
memory vividly rendering me amazed
i was kept in a haze
like that first day u came my way
my heart fluttered
my speech stuttered

embers of ashes

Posted by: on Nov 29, 2011

(September 12, 2011)
by Kosal Khiev

Mentally tired but the fire’s still burning
i’m hard wired so i feed off my yearnings
learning a new life is somewhat disconcerting
cause the life i left behind is somewhat still lurking
sometimes at night i wake up reminisce and hurting
wishing i never would have put that dirt in
but thats spoiled milk and now i find myself working
towards a better me cuz the old me wasn’t working
i use to flirt with death but now it’s life im courting
realizing that life is more important so i cherish it in small portions
see,I see the world through the eyes of an orphan
and wonder if he dreams of another life very often.