Poem: Grace 2020

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit:  Paul Byrne

There is no pleasure in loss:

As I weep—I miss you,

The way you stood by me;

In my flaws—you loved me,

Truthfully I don’t deserve your love

Sometimes I get scared;

In your absence,

void now befriends me;

Some smile, and wish you goodbye:

as if, it was, a Victory,

To loose love that I could not see,

Right next to me: Until rain flows,

Gently and allows me to see,

that grace has shown me mercy!

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