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 an 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, World-A-Girl and others I admired. My career ended due to the path and choices I made. However, I drew strength to rise, through Christ, the support of love ones and guidance of Christ. I give thanks for the knowledge and experience that allowed me to see my own flaws, steps I took and the game of life. I am still working on the connections with my love ones that has been fractured. However I am grateful that God has allow me to still have a way of reaching out to my love ones and to express my inner thoughts through poetry. I am growing everyday as I work on a higher Christ consciousness of my mind. I give thanks to my natural parents for doing the best they could to see me through my pursuit to success. I consider myself a great person and love to give of myself, which at times are a positive and negative. I am also working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. I hope when you read these poetic thoughts you can relate, especially people who are battling with depression and self-worth. Thank you for reading my poetic thoughts. Think Wisely! Love Empress Journee!