Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: Black Veil

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Emiliano Vittoriosi

Once I wore a veil, to hide my shame,

I told the spirit of breath, ‘love’ hurts too deeply,

I carry burdens that was unseen: and I wish love would hurry,

And set me free, love was too unkind to every part of me,

So, I wore Black veil as a conceal, to cover grief,

Shame, fear, loss and unforgiveness, the ugliest flaw in me,

As crystal rain flow heavily: until the veil was removed abruptly,

As I stand alone, I saw my reflection staring right at me,

‘There, was the real—true me, I did not like what I see,

And I question, the depths of love that had me in a night dream:

Yet, I rise above the raging sea, for the spirit of breath,

Did not abandoned me; I have begun to feel, more peace, & worthy.

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