Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: A Hallo-lies in Disguised

Written by empressjournee

Photo Credit: Paige Cody

When you speak, it hurts my heart,

Bring tears to my eyes, like river falls,

Swallow all rivers of lies:

You inflict wounds, like thunder rage, in the sky:

You try hard to dismissed, the words that hurts,

The wrongs, you don’t even apologize:

When you speak, I see a broken child,

Dislike your presence, toxic, makes me want,

To run and hide: You reach out for a hug,

And deny, you ever said, what you said,

“Was that wise?” Deflecting from truth,

About all the lies:

You say, I am the one who demonize, your words,

Presence, have my heart ache and feel to hate you,

‘Maybe this is a lie!’

Reminding me of the lessons of my thoughts,

I too need to be wise—forgive you, forgive me,

To see you, as you are, “A demon in disguised!”

Let me move on, with a half-hated smile,

Instead of waiting on you,

“I do, apologize!”

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