Poem:  A Prayer

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit:  Samantha Sophia 

My sweet Lord, I ask you to keep love in me,

When other’s I love—seem far more worthy,

Beautiful than I: “Calm my emotions!”

When the turbulences may shake, the very essence of me:

Lord, I ask you to keep my soul—beautiful, at peace,

And let me not loose myself to greed even in the face of adversity:

—when choices seems as if life has cheated me,

Let me remember you—who died on the cross for me,

“Don’t let love betray me!”

And when times comes, let all I do is to honor,

And invest your greatness in me oh so graciously:

“Show me how to be the treasure of your soul,

—the daughter you formed uniquely:

Lord, you are in control—you have no evil in you,

I thank you for all you’ve done for me beautifully:

“Please remember me always Lord, your precious, Journee!”

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