A short conversation…….

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Derek Thomson

Three small babies I was overjoy

Till my journey—

I didn’t know what it takes

To be a woman; much less a lady

I fought to keep them by my side

Not knowing the battle was not for me

I found out in disgrace: it was a role play

Of deception to have me

‘malice ‘caused’ you and I not to be a devotee!

When I was lonely—it was me and my  three babies

We were blinded by lust, pillow talks, sweet caress,

and jealousy

that betray you, betray me,

prayers save us from our enemy

the ‘traps to break us’ to turn us crazy.

Empress Journee



About the author


This bio will be short. I am a graduate of Medgar Evers College. Mother of three and grandmother. I love to read and write poetry.

To those who have been a great support in reading my website and those who just came across this poetry this will be the ending of my poetic journey for now. I hope there will be a new chapter in my life that will be a success and inspired people to be far better in their thoughts, words and deeds. I am working on myself and it’s been hard.... yet I am getting there. When I began my poetry, I felt so deeply inspired. Now when I write I just write (feeling burned out of all that has occurred and is occurring) and I am feeling as if my poetry isn’t moving in the manner that I feel it should because I have not place myself in a position to be active reading my poetry at live venues for my own personal reason. I wanted to thank those who took the time to read my poetry especially my love ones. Thank you for being on the journey with me. Peace and blessings.

Empress Journee