Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: A Grandmother Conversate

Written by empressjournee

Photo: Taylor Deas-Melesh

I tried to hold you—yet you, were far away:

I tried to speak to you,

But you were not in a happy space:

As I sense your soul nerve hurting,

I listen, hoping you’ll see, that I am here,

No matter the distant, in your moments,

Of musty blues: that silence within—will meet,

Your heart & love will surface in and out of you:

I tried to interject, not to change the subject,

Or disrespect your views, cause truly I wish,

Your pain would be at ease:

But in your indifference, you kept, mumbling,

demanding to get what you need: like a grey,

Morning rain, pouring out unruly:

So, I bend on my knees, asking the Lord, to show me,

How to reach you, and to help you, in your, season,

Of trying to figure out the young woman in you:

Let there be light, I whisper, to surround,

me and to surround you:

And heal your heart, mind, and soul,

Truly be in a state of peace—and let it dwell,

In the deepest part of you.

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