Poem: Grief

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Karim MANJRA

You lay gasping for air, in the summer evening,

As I touch your cold feet, I climb the stairs fragile:

Just one more time alone, to read, to pray, hoping,

it was not true: A loud sound “She is gone!”

I thought you’d wait for me,

“Stayed with me!” words want to utter instead,

I heard you took one last breath aloud and I cry;

“Don’t leave me!” I want to uttered, face with truth,

As I command my soul to rise again,

Because “You have pass the test,”

Still, “I feel, I am nothing without you,

“As I lay still in my bed!”

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