Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: I Am in A Place

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Hazin

I am in a place—that is strange to me, where people meet,

And pretend to be, Oh, so nice, wave, happily;

And genius built many mansions, cool sculpture,


I am in a place, where lies no ocean, and the scent,

Of fresh morning sea breeze;

A place that filled with so much tombs, churches

And great ministry; that sing’s songs of hope,

‘Yes, Jesus Loves Me!……for the Bible tells me so!’

I am in a place—a beautiful place, that help me to rise,

Magnificently and inspired, uplift, & taught me,

How to gracefully, speak, walk, and think, intelligently:

So, I give thanks, for the good vibes, and the positive, energy;

That true love, has not forgotten—nor forsaken me:

I am in a place, a real good place, a place call,

The land for the free, and the home of the brave,

That let me be, truly me!

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