Poem: Can You Dance

Written by empressjournee
Photo Credit: David Hofmann

“Can you dance my dearest heart?”

Even when there’s no one around

To a beautiful melody, that is tasteful,

Fluent, balletic, love song

Singing from the eyes: “Can You Move?”

Somewhat like Alvin Ailey,

The visionary, powerful and the graceful,

Fierce, Judith Jamison & Kathrine Dunham:

“Can You Dance has if it was your first,

Last steps, with your head held high

Minds deep in thoughts

With hands speaking poetic notes,

Reaching to the sky: "Can you dance?"

Where the body transforms like

A graceful swan, leaving mouth speechless

And a mighty “Wooooow!” Not even a sigh!

“Can You Dance?” Like you've touched souls,

That seems lost, wishes to fly:

And your feet makes heartfelt powerful music,

That brings honor, great memories,

Of admiring distinguished people dance:

“Can You Dance and let the sun rise,

The moon smile, the star shine

Souls feel alive?” “Can you dance with freedom

My love, like the sky?” “Can you dance?

As great dancers soar — fly, fly, fly high

Can you dance? Can you really dance — my love?”

That sway all hearts to romance, like the mighty sky!

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