Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Scott Stefan

……………………Save me!” “Else I’ll  sink!”

i never read a love letter

Or a heard a song written in dark ink

to me

that does not require open pockets

me in a rose bed, washing my body

like dishes, stack up  in an overcrowded sink.

I never knew love was scriptures

To kiss every day at the cost of blood shed

“A sinner I am—echoes to the color of rose pink.

……………..Save me!” “Else I’ll sink!”

Forgive me, tonight I’ll read a word

to ‘passion’ and give thanks to the cleansing

cool water: the absence of daddy,

my mother–brave she was,

wore the cool color of rose pink.

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.