Empressjournee Jamaica

Oh Africa

Oh Africa I hear your land is rich
while many are poor upon the land
If that is true
Oh Africa I hear your men
and women dress in splendor
garments while many are poor
upon the land—if that is true
Oh Africa I watch your body
dance with freedom while many
are poor upon your land
if that is true
And you speak in language
some wish to understand
if that is true
Oh Africa i hear you are wise,
proud, sharp, beautiful
while many are poor upon your
land–if that is true
As you shout in Victory to your
success remember me, remember we
If that is true
Oh Africa I hear you’re rich
while so many are poor upon your
land–if that is true
In solitude I squibble this poetic
thoughts, as I think of you
Oh Africa I feel His greatness
As I kneel and pray for true
freedom to dance with you
I look deep within and I know
Who I Am, Oh great Africa.

About the author

empressjournee

I am a proud mother, grandmother, poet, writer, performer, a singer, great cook, a lover of unique fashionable earrings, and love to wear & dress in a unique artistic fashion.
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 working for the Human Resource Admin, taught at an Head-Start and move on as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. My career ended because of an overwhelming challenge of self-worth and depression I was facing; that took a long time to over come. However, the support of love ones and guidance of God, I was able to rise again and excel. I was able to connect more with my children and grand children to fulfill my destiny. I also had the great opportunity to meet Dr. Bettye Shabazz, before she passed on, and other great leaders. I know all could not occur without the support of love ones and most of all the God of breath. I am growing everyday as I hope that I will be successful on developing a higher Christ consciousness of my mind. The work is hard however through the love of Christ I am embracing the love of self, honoring myself more and developing my character. I won't give up on myself. I consider myself a wildflower that love to bring joy to others. I am also working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. Thank you for reading my poetic thoughts. Peace and Blessings!