Poem: Birthdays

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Jess Bailey

“Too much to count, oh what a surprise!”

“Who must I call?” I can’t keep it to myself!

” The blessings!” I must call my son, daughters,

Nieces, nephews, my coolest and longtime friends;

“Oh what a surprise, “I’ll enjoy this wonderful,

coolest day and sentimental prize:

“I must remember, my mother, my father,

My brothers and sisters—sacrifice!”

—my love ones; I can’t wait to arrive?

“Memorize, memorize: Write it down,

“Thank you, Lord, you’ve open my eyes?”

The number of my age has rise; much is given,

What a wonderful & beautiful prize:

prepare yourself — for the morning light!”

“Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate!”

Say, “Its’ my birthday, rejoice and smile:

“Thank you God, I am still alive!”

Empress Journee



About the author


This bio will be short. I am a graduate of Medgar Evers College. Mother of three and grandmother. I love to read and write poetry.

To those who have been a great support in reading my website and those who just came across this poetry this will be the ending of my poetic journey for now. I hope there will be a new chapter in my life that will be a success and inspired people to be far better in their thoughts, words and deeds. I am working on myself and it’s been hard.... yet I am getting there. When I began my poetry, I felt so deeply inspired. Now when I write I just write (feeling burned out of all that has occurred and is occurring) and I am feeling as if my poetry isn’t moving in the manner that I feel it should because I have not place myself in a position to be active reading my poetry at live venues for my own personal reason. I wanted to thank those who took the time to read my poetry especially my love ones. Thank you for being on the journey with me. Peace and blessings.

Empress Journee