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 proud mother, grandmother, poet, writer, performer, a singer, great cook, a lover of unique fashionable earrings, and love to wear & dress in a unique artistic fashion.
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 working for the Human Resource Admin, taught at an Head-Start and move on as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. My career ended because of an overwhelming challenge of self-worth and depression I was facing; that took a long time to over come. However, the support of love ones and guidance of God, I was able to rise again and excel. I was able to connect more with my children and grand children to fulfill my destiny. I also had the great opportunity to meet Dr. Bettye Shabazz, before she passed on, and other great leaders. I know all could not occur without the support of love ones and most of all the God of breath. I am growing everyday as I hope that I will be successful on developing a higher Christ consciousness of my mind. The work is hard however through the love of Christ I am embracing the love of self, honoring myself more and developing my character. I won't give up on myself. I consider myself a wildflower that love to bring joy to others. I am also working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. Thank you for reading my poetic thoughts. Peace and Blessings!