Poem: 2021-1202

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Carlos de Toro

“New Year, New Hope, Now you are here!”

“Breathe! Exhale!

New energy! New light!”

Make things right, make things clear:

Since the old have passed on, to a newer height;

my tears are less: I am bless!

—some may wonder why,

I miss the face I once knew;

Yet you are with me—to show me,

That there is a greater view:

Your presence always gives me life;

2021-1202 spirit moves me,

to a higher purpose,

The greatness of your light,

—Thank you, great intelligence:

“You have opened my eyes!”

Empress Journee






About the author


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 God. 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 he is 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!