Empressjournee Jamaica

As I conversate with u

As I conversate/with you/brother
U stood still/in your own world
Trying to convert me
can’t understand my reasoning
dialect, various hairstyle, everchanging
style, locks upon my head
Have u feeling uneasy/too politically
So u said…
Desperately/u trying to figure
Me/out/wondering my stance
As we exchange words
I stand erect/not afraid to express
That I am fed up of being describe
as another/angry feminist/ sistah
but I am for a cause/the warrior
of truths/and rights
for my beloved father/Jesus Christ
some called him/Abba/Allah, Jah, Ra,
Yahweh and Jehovah
Maybe u can’t handle the truth
cause if u/did/u would overstand
it goes way back into history
taking u back/in time/I see u brother
standing by/helplessly
while I am being victimized/name calling
by my own/as I try to hold back my tears.
My hair, whether its bald, shave,
roots on my head
should not offend u
When as I speak
someone is being
beaten/to death/while u fret
about my appearances
from a/growing tree/branching out
I am moving forward/not backwards
to my destiny
As I conversate/with you brother
What distinguishes u from me?
Is that I am a woman/follower
Of the Most High living God
Not disguising/myself/representing
Many sisters/brothers/who dare to
Speak up/be bold/taking a stance
To be different/I am a true sistah
Even if you can’t see in me
Won’t believe in me
Even if you don’t like me
I love you still my beautiful brother
as I hold you in my thoughts
to love me beautifully as I should!!

Empress M.

I move forward in love!

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