Poem: Absence

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Omar Adel

I look out my window—gloom,

I sigh:

Cause the greyness reminds me,

Of past woes in my life;

Wishing the sun would kiss the sky,

As autumn cools the earth,

Soon, spring will arrive;

Fresh as the morning breeze,

And there I am—today;

Face to face—with the self,

Without a poetic song in my heart:

Waiting for the impossible, true,

Authentic, Strong, healthy love;

I found out—in your absence,

True love dwells deep within,

As days gone by—I know now,

That you’ll never arrive!

Empress Journee




About the author


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 as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. I also had the great opportunity to meet Dr. Bettye Shabazz and other great leaders. Because of my divine supreme using giants and various people to help develop within and allowed the higher God consciousness of my mind to see the greatness and love in me. I consider myself a wildflower, singer, poet, writer, and a great performer. I am working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. Peace and Blessings!