Empressjournee Jamaica


Memory of my playmates
teasing, running chasing me
and there was one
stand out whom I found
so i loved to wait at
the window for his presence
his smile, his eyes, capture me
so i love to wait
outside by the bushes to see him
and we chase each other
playing fun games
until my heart say, he is the one
for me, so i told him
and that day, he kissed me
where the air was fresh
and for the sun to see
and I got happy forgetting
my playmates, my best friend,
forgotten me,
then he did a 360 degree
on me when I told him
my womb carries his image
he disappear, he left me
and the pain of his absence
made me, not be me===I was abandon
from his presence, left with out
hope, left alone to mourn, as I weep
asking the Universe to bring him
home to me, there I began to feel
death within me, memory of my playmates
in Queens.

About the author


I am a graduate of Medgar Evers College (M.E.C.); mother of three, grandmother and great grand. I love to read great books and listen to podcasts that uplift my consciousness; sharing historical view of the different shades of color, the various culture, the way we all are connected, the musical genius throughout the world and the works that are done to help us tap into ourselves and know that we are worthy. I also love to write poetry and sing. There was a moment that now phase in another aspiration of my life, I felt singing was a forum—a path to take, that helps to voice, express my thoughts, in time where I was struggling, battling something I did not understand and what I was going through; feeling unsupportive. Although, there was some support, especially from my love ones, the challenges I faced was mostly internal.
I am so grateful for the grace I have been given to be able to write my poetic thoughts, that is my freedom. I was a part of a journey that taught me lessons and motivate me that preparation is a must to face a world that may not be ready for a new rising star. Thank you for taking the time to read my poetry. I especially wanted to give honor to my mother who is no longer in the physical, as well as my natural father for the knowledge of health before he departed from this planet. Also, I would like to thank you my supporter for being on this journey with me even at times when the journey seems unclear. May we appreciate the blessings that has been given to us, as we continue to soar, as we reach a place of true jubilee.
Empress Journee