Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: I Am a Woman

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Caique Silva

I am a woman who dream.
I am a woman who love.
I am a woman who wishes to
smile everyday as the creases
of my lips try to keep a frown.
I am a woman who hope.
I am a woman who pray
yes/i/pray/for/not only
world peace
I pray for inner peace.
I am a woman who dare
even when life’s struggle
tries to sap away the joy of
i/refuse/to/stop breathing
I refuse/to/give/up.
And if you could see the deep
you would/only/find/that
I am /a woman
A simple

© 2005 Empress M.

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