Poem: Sisters I Never Knew

Written by empressjournee

I have sisters I hardly see:

The connection is not strong,

As I would like it to be:

Sisters I never knew much

Who does not give of themselves

Like I would like them to be

Who does not visit me:

My sisters text and call, in their own timing,

Sometimes in their own curiosity:

Sometimes to gloat, in my struggle,

They seeks out what is bothering me:

They laugh when I say, “You don’t love me!”

They finds it silly, when I am hurt,

When I feel punish by humanity:

“Be Strong!” I can hear my sisters say to me:

They tells me I deserve to be happy,

But I do not believe the words, that is say to me,

Their body language and lack of warmth,

Shows, their transparency:

With a chuckle, my sisters sometimes smiles,

Behind the telephone line, I can see,

And say, “good for you!” Enjoy your time,

With those, you think is on your side

That you call, your great family:

Still, I hope the bond will be greater,

Kinder, loving, that we both, can feel,

And all the pain, stress, subside,

From my sisters and I,

And know that we are a family,

and that we are all free!

Empress Journee


About the author


I am a graduate of Medgar Evers College (M.E.C.); mother of three, grandmother and great grand. I love to read great books and listen to podcasts that uplift my consciousness; sharing historical view of the different shades of color, the various culture, the way we all are connected, the musical genius throughout the world and the works that are done to help us tap into ourselves and know that we are worthy. I also love to write poetry and sing. There was a moment that now phase in another aspiration of my life, I felt singing was a forum—a path to take, that helps to voice, express my thoughts, in time where I was struggling, battling something I did not understand and what I was going through; feeling unsupportive. Although, there was some support, especially from my love ones, the challenges I faced was mostly internal.
I am so grateful for the grace I have been given to be able to write my poetic thoughts, that is my freedom. I was a part of a journey that taught me lessons and motivate me that preparation is a must to face a world that may not be ready for a new rising star. Thank you for taking the time to read my poetry. I especially wanted to give honor to my mother who is no longer in the physical, as well as my natural father for the knowledge of health before he departed from this planet. Also, I would like to thank you my supporter for being on this journey with me even at times when the journey seems unclear. May we appreciate the blessings that has been given to us, as we continue to soar, as we reach a place of true jubilee.
Empress Journee