Writer At Heart (Spoken Word)

I am a writer at heart

It’s been hard

Hard to keep up my guard

I was stuck in the dark

Just trying to find my start

Trying to figure out how to make my mark

Some thought I didn’t have the smarts

But my poetry has been going for yards

They had it backwards

I’m a writer nothing less

I am bless

It’s been in my flesh

All along I knew it was in my chest

They couldn’t see it so they tried to commit theft

But I left them stressed

I been walking through the war with a bulletproof vest

Just to provide for my nest

When I realized they wasn’t there I had to find myself

I tried to turn back to please

Until I realized I was displeased

I had released my dreams

I stop believing

I had to come back because I felt like I wasn’t breathing

Like some one ripped my soul out

When I realized that someone was me

I started going hard once again

Now I’m gaining from it

I’m a writer at heart

I knew it when I picked up that pen when I was 8

I wrote my first story on that stormy night

It felt like the first time I took flight

Until I dropped the pen and seen the light

I knew it wasn’t right

I had to find me again

All the late nights up feeling pain

I knew it was something

Sitting in class feeling like something is missing

Running on that field knowing this isn’t me 

Seeing the smiles on my family face

Kept me going but my mind was in space

I had to trace back and change the pace

I found myself when I started writing speeches

It spark something I hadn’t felt in so long

My pride 

I was ready to ride

That led to the beginning of a new era

A new me 

The beginning of K. Exum

Top 5 Favorite: Songs

I’m a hip-hop fanatic so expect hip hop songs. Maybe on a later date, I will have some other genres of music on my list but for now, these are my top favorite songs. My list changes from time to time so for now this is what I have.


Lost Ones by J. Cole

The flow he came with on this record was memorable. The story was perfect and it was so relatable as it could have been about anyone’s situation.  I have heard storytelling songs before but he took the extra mile when he took his voice to a higher pitch to match the woman’s tone. That inspires my poetry every day. It really showed me not to have any limits when creating. //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=kexum-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B005OKV230&asins=B005OKV230&linkId=3b39104578e392053a3546bf4a1d56c2&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066C0&bg_color=FFFFFF“>Lost Ones

Stan By Eminem ft Dido 

Ths is one of my top favorites just because of the delivery. It was so interesting, the crazed fan that took out his own impregnated girlfriend was so poised. The switch between characters didn’t even feel real. The video put everything on display. Even without the video, you can just picture everything in your head by the way the song was put together. Just simply art at its best. //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=kexum-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B000VWGZJ2&asins=B000VWGZJ2&linkId=96191f76689f0f5219f51f1f341ec6ee&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff“>Stan


I’m on one by Dj Khaled ft Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne 

I  love this song but I really don’t know why. It was just so chill and smooth when I listen to it. Its one of those songs you just love but can’t put the feeling it gives you into words.

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Hope by Ace Hood

One of the most underrated songs he ever created. The flow he had on this was simply amazing.  You should give it a listen. It’s a must-have on my gym playlist. //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=kexum-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B00DRA0J5G&asins=B00DRA0J5G&linkId=a9a68e09de8b5930402182f100fa83db&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff“>Hope

Sorry by Joyner Lucas

I love a good story. The story of a friend killing themselves because of issues they felt like they couldn’t resolve. It really opened eyes to how others are affected by your suicide death and how it makes others feel especially someone like your friend. If you haven’t heard this song I recommend it to the highest point. //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=kexum-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B01K17NYD6&asins=B01K17NYD6&linkId=786967532183b9ddefab7a6f001f852d&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff“>Sorry