Empressjournee Jamaica

I Once wish to be

I once wish my hair was longer,
thicker, curlier—like you.

I once wish I was thicker, slimmer,
fuller, curvaceous—–like you.

I once wish my shade of color should
be much darker, maybe clearer,
lighter—like you.
As I felt you make me believe than
I was not enough.

I once wish that I could love so
much deeper, realer—–like you.

I once wish that every star I touch
would be much beautiful, brighter
and clearer like you
As I once wish to be.

I once wish I would be much
smarter, much wiser, much braver,
like the hero I see in you and not
in me then I realize I could not,
would not, even if I could not see
the hero in me—like you,
that I once wish to be,
through my journey I realize
I do not wish to change me, cause
I Am enough.
And so I now wish to love even more
of me.

Empress M. Spirit

About the author


I was born in Jamaica West Indies, immigrated to the United States of America at the tender age of ten. I've had the great privilege as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. I also had the great opportunity to meet Dr. Bettye Shabazz and other great leaders. Because of my divine supreme using giants and various people to help develop within and allowed the God consciousness of my mind to see the greatness of his love. I consider myself a wildflower, singer, poet, writer, and a great performer. I am working on strengthening all areas of my gifts.