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 proud mother, grandmother, poet, writer, performer, a singer, great cook, a lover of unique fashionable earrings, and love to wear & dress in a unique artistic fashion.
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 working for the Human Resource Admin, taught at an Head-Start and move on as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. My career ended because of an overwhelming challenge of self-worth and depression I was facing that took a long time to over come. However, the support of love ones and guidance of God, I was able to rise again and excel. I was able to connect more with my children and grand children to fulfill my destiny. I also had the great opportunity to meet Dr. Bettye Shabazz, before she passed on, and other great leaders. I know all could not occur without the support of love ones and most of all God. I am growing everyday as I hope that I will be successful on developing a higher Christ consciousness of my mind. The work is hard however through the love of Christ he is developing my character. I won't give up on myself. I consider myself a wildflower that love to bring joy to others. I am also working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. Thank you for reading my poetic thoughts. Peace and Blessings!