A letter to my sisters

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Becca Tapert

“Must I hold your hands in your ungodly ways?”

I confess, Jesus is the only way.

Even when we somehow forget to pray

in our plans, to stay faithful, fellowship,

love, laugh, walk in a godly way,

when times are tough or good,

God loves us anyway

in our romance, success—we may stray!

Somehow sisterly love seems so far away

in your needs, “I wish to say!”

don’t let greed divide the heart

rise and shine—God is the way!”

I miss you, the ego want to say: at times,

you seems loving, unfriendly,

when I feel you are far away—you display.

In your disguise that seems not so nice,

even in the distant, I am reminded

We are a family & you are my sisters

“So I must continue to pray

that God allows me to fall more in love

with him so I can love you day by day!”

Empress Journee



About the author


I am a graduate of Medgar Evers College (M.E.C.); mother of three, grandmother and great grand. I love to read great books and listen to podcasts that uplift my consciousness; sharing historical view of the different shades of color, the various culture, the way we all are connected, the musical genius throughout the world and the works that are done to help us tap into ourselves and know that we are worthy. I also love to write poetry and sing. There was a moment that now phase in another aspiration of my life, I felt singing was a forum—a path to take, that helps to voice, express my thoughts, in time where I was struggling, battling something I did not understand and what I was going through; feeling unsupportive. Although, there was some support, especially from my love ones, the challenges I faced was mostly internal.
I am so grateful for the grace I have been given to be able to write my poetic thoughts, that is my freedom. I was a part of a journey that taught me lessons and motivate me that preparation is a must to face a world that may not be ready for a new rising star. Thank you for taking the time to read my poetry. I especially wanted to give honor to my mother who is no longer in the physical, as well as my natural father for the knowledge of health before he departed from this planet. Also, I would like to thank you my supporter for being on this journey with me even at times when the journey seems unclear. May we appreciate the blessings that has been given to us, as we continue to soar, as we reach a place of true jubilee.
Empress Journee