Poem: Beautiful Flower

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit:  Giorgi Iremadze

When love deceives; it’s like seeing a red juicy apple with no discolor

And at the first bite it tastes so sweet.

When love deceives; it’s like walking through a desert storm as you feel

Droplets of drizzle rain being kind to a once lost ground

When love deceive it’s like losing Joy, finding joy and then loosing joy

Over and over again

When love deceives; It makes you think how foolish, naive,

“You never ever want to be”

When love deceive, it wakes you up to reality—that the love you seek,

Is an illusion, a dream not yet come to life, its outside of yourself;

Its bury way beyond the eyes can see; deep inside, dwell in you and I.

When love deceive, prayers go up, prayers come down, tears flow heavily,

Because you think love lie, love die, love just don’t care; funny thing,

You found out later in life, love wanted you to cherish, the moments, the times,

You forgot the moments; you fail to spend with the, ‘Sacred’ I.

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