Poem: Dear God,

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Priscilla Du Preez

“Don’t forsake me!”

“I crown joy over me!”

When thoughts say I won’t prevail:

and may lead me astray,

“I crown joy over me!”

When all else fail as I age & songs are the only thing,

I can embrace: fill me with grace & crown joy over me!”

When blues get the best of me,

let it be you only I seek and crown joy over me!”

When its’ hard to see my way: Victory let it be!”

“I crown Joy over me!”

Dear God, thank you, cause you—crown Joy over me!

Empress Journee





About the author


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 as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. I also had the great opportunity to meet Dr. Bettye Shabazz and other great leaders. Because of my divine supreme using giants and various people to help develop within and allowed the higher God consciousness of my mind to see the greatness and love in me. I consider myself a wildflower, singer, poet, writer, and a great performer. I am working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. Peace and Blessings!