Play the drum Jamaica

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Nate Greno


Play the drum Jamaica, Mama Loves you.

Play the drum Jamaica, Papa Loves you.

Play the drum Jamaica, Play it skillfully

to the Sun, Stars, the Sky and the Moon.

Beat the drum Jamaica, Mama hears you.

Beat the drum Jamaica, Papa whispers to you,

the ocean and the deepest blue sea

as you dance moving your body gracefully,

round & round dance in the spirit of His Majesty.

Play the drum Jamaica, Play the drum.

Play it soft, loud, play it well & play it skillfully

as I dream of your greatness & your righteousness

You beautiful Palm tree!

Empress Journee

About the author


This bio will be short. I am a graduate of Medgar Evers College. Mother of three and grandmother. I love to read and write poetry.

To those who have been a great support in reading my website and those who just came across this poetry this will be the ending of my poetic journey for now. I hope there will be a new chapter in my life that will be a success and inspired people to be far better in their thoughts, words and deeds. I am working on myself and it’s been hard.... yet I am getting there. When I began my poetry, I felt so deeply inspired. Now when I write I just write (feeling burned out of all that has occurred and is occurring) and I am feeling as if my poetry isn’t moving in the manner that I feel it should because I have not place myself in a position to be active reading my poetry at live venues for my own personal reason. I wanted to thank those who took the time to read my poetry especially my love ones. Thank you for being on the journey with me. Peace and blessings.

Empress Journee