Empressjournee Jamaica

How is your mama?

Each time I see you,
you ask “how is your mama?
I pause, hold my breath
should I tell you mama
is fussy, sick or in pain?

Each time I meet you,
you ask, “how is your mama?
Should I tell you mama
is angry, tired, weary, sad
and happy at times?

Each time I see you,
you ask, “how is your mama?
I pause, hold my breath
breathe in, exhale slowly
Should I say freely, “which
mama? The sun, the moon,
the rain, the sky, the wind,
the breeze, you or someone
who looks just like me?

Each time I see you,
you ask, “how is your mama
I pause, hold my breath
breathe in, exhale slowly
which mama? The gods who think
I Am crazy’ instead i reply
mama is fine, good, in pain,
not too well, hanging in there
each time I see, meet you again
and you ask how is your mama?
I hope you see the beautiful
woman that is the mama in me.

Empress M. Spirit

About the author

empressjournee

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 as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. I also had the great opportunity to meet Dr. Bettye Shabazz and other great leaders. Because of my divine supreme using giants and various people to help develop within and allowed the God consciousness of my mind to see the greatness of his love. I consider myself a wildflower, singer, poet, writer, and a great performer. I am working on strengthening all areas of my gifts.