Empressjournee Jamaica

As you Age (to the Golden Years)

As you age you are teaching me patient
And I wish to understand the reason
For your resistance to hear me when I am
Weary, needing you to laugh with me
As you age you demand so much of my
Time
And still I wish to understand the reason
For your resistance to hear me when I am
Weary, needing you to smile with me
As you age you tell me stories of past
Success and woes
And I wish to understand the reason
For your resistance to let it go and leave it
Be, needing you to dance with me
As you age and age I see beauty in your eyes
Even when you cannot see your own beauty
And you say “Who, no not me!”
And still I wish to understand the reason
For your resistance to hear me say “Yes
You, are beautiful just as me!”
As you age and age even when weary
My heart love you even more
And I wish to understand the reason
For your resistance to love you as I
Love me.”

About the author

empressjournee

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 the God of breath. 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 I am embracing the love of self, honoring myself more and 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!