Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: Beautiful Romance

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Juanca Paulino

I met a man in a foreign land, he seems mysterious,

He looks so handsome, he seems strong:

His smile captivates my eyes, I was shy, yet my smile,

May have brought our friendship to connect,

And everything seems right not wrong:

He began to play various songs, with words unsaid

In his foreign tongue: Oh, how I wished I’d understand,

Still, that did not make me run:

Instead, I embrace each note, each chord as he’d play

Jam down reggae songs: I began to care for this ‘Artical ‘man,

That allow my frame to dance, in his arms like a newborn,

African song: We kissed, laugh, dance, sat in silence,

I felt we were one, then the songs of our heart ended,

I found out it was in my head, carrying me away,

To another land: We said goodbye I was sad,

I knew I was not the one, as tears fell, He walked away,

Took our beautiful notes, our beautiful songs:

And I began to question my worth, existence:

Wasn’t I woman enough, for this—creole man,

Or, maybe he was never man enough for this black woman:

Yet, ‘Ancient truth’ speak in whispers, we were too young,

I will never forget our last song, our last dance;

The chords, the notes, that woe me into his arms,

Oh, it was such a great fairy tale, ‘a beautiful romance!

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 an 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, World-A-Girl and others I admired. My career ended due to the path and choices I made. However, I drew strength to rise, through Christ, the support of love ones and guidance of Christ. I give thanks for the knowledge and experience that allowed me to see my own flaws, steps I took and the game of life. I am still working on the connections with my love ones that has been fractured. However I am grateful that God has allow me to still have a way of reaching out to my love ones and to express my inner thoughts through poetry. I am growing everyday as I work on a higher Christ consciousness of my mind. I give thanks to my natural parents for doing the best they could to see me through my pursuit to success. I consider myself a great person and love to give of myself, which at times are a positive and negative. I am also working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. I hope when you read these poetic thoughts you can relate, especially people who are battling with depression and self-worth. Thank you for reading my poetic thoughts. Think Wisely! Love Empress Journee!