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


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