Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: How Can I Compete

Written by empressjournee
Photo Credit: Tanya Trofymchuk

How can I compete?

For your love—my beloved:

When your heart seems divided,

And love songs seem distant;

Where rumors, of our journey,

May have sadden, set us apart:

How can I compete—my beloved?

As I reflect, destiny, to bring us close;

Seems long, far, from you and I heart:

Still, I will close my eyes, send you good vibes,

Great energy, blessings, and love to shine;

Like a beautiful beam that spark.

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