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Jamaican Blues

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Yves Alarie

 

I dream sitting on the bluest mountain

the bluest sky with eyes open just you & I.

I pray standing, kneeling to eradicate

the vicious lies as tears flow from the corner of my eyes.

My heart breaks from loss after loss and  your absence

I once loved has me singing my Jamaican Blues.

Even though our meeting seems  like an illusion – a naughty lie

has me thinking Jamaica & wondering “Why?”

I dream sitting amongst Great Queens & Kings, just you & I.

Listening to conscious songs, soft & upbeat sounds

as if we were in Paradise.

The broken melody of my heart wants to see you,

know more about you, my Jamaican Blues.

Even when I am not ready to love you:

I dream big, Great King, for our lives.

I close my eyes and vision us dancing

like royal peacocks & beautiful butterflies

to mystical tunes, carib steel & the kettle drum:

*Lively up yourself and don’t be a drag,

I hear him say, my Jamaican Blues.

Have ‘Mi’  laughing with a great big smile

and just maybe, maybe the song we dance to

will bring happy tears from our eyes.

And I will remember to“Guard this Wildflower heart,”

just in case we get lost, in the moment of our grand time.

‘Cause me know my Jamaican Blues soon & very soon

It will be just you and I.

*Inspired by: Robert Nesta Marley

 

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.