I Pray

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit:  Ave Calvar

………………..look at my body—inner me!

“Do u see greed or do you see the real me?”

“Don’t laugh lust & lies has made my eyes

like the weeping willow tree!”

“hush, I was unkind to me!”

“eat, —I hear politely, be joyful, be merry

and dance to the great melody,”

“Begin life,  you will see things clearly!”

I must feed my soul from loss with nourish food,

songs of solomon, ecclesiastes, listen to

rhythm of the congo drums, then maybe,

maybe my ancestors will open the pearly gate;

to my true destiny

in the meantime I’ll wait, sing songs to the soul,

and give thanks the Lord has blessed me !

Empress Journee


About the author


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.