Poem: I Try Pt II (to the one who did not know how to love me)

Written by empressjournee
Photo Credit: Hailey Wagner

I try to look in your eyes 
But you turn away staring, at the moon,
As if you didn’t care and say: 
‘How lovely, my, my, my!”
I try to touch your heart, 
As I hear the beat within,
Your frame, that play, songs, 
Music, so different, unfamiliar, 
That seems to remind me of sorrows,
Broken hearts, as if there is no joy,
Or tomorrow, that appear to want,
To keep us apart:
I try to breathe in — the wind, 
From your organic breath,
Yet you seem, uninterested by my hand, 
Touching your face, as if you forget, 
That I was standing, close by:
I try to remind you, that I care,
And everything, is possible, 
When you, are right here:
As I speak, enlightening your mind, 
The importance, of our friendship, 
No words, utter from your lips,
Not even a smile:  Still, I try, 
Reminding you, that I am here,
Even in the silence, I hoped you’ll see me, 
Feel me, treat me right, find a sacred space,
When love bloom in the heart,
And the reflection of your eyes, 
That is safe for you,
The one you—find worthy
And see as a golden prize:
As you walk away, I heard, 
In the silence,
“Precious one, have a safe, & lovely night!

Empress Journee

About the author


I am a mother, grandmother, poet, writer, performer, and a singer that love life. I was born in Jamaica West Indies from great parents, that believes in me, push me forward to achieve a degree. I was emigrated to the United States of America at the tender age of ten. I've had the great privilege working for the Human Resource Admin and move on as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. Although I did not reach the level I had aspired for myself to reach and meet great actresses and singers that make the United States of America a grander, refined and famous place to live, work and visit, due to health issues, the path I took; I am given the privilege to work on my mindset and self growth. Its a challenge, still I am grateful that I am becoming awakening to my own flaws and seeing the light of God's greatness. The support of my love ones, my faith, and people who believed in me, I am able to write these poetic thoughts. I also had the opportunity to meet wonderful, great, inspiring leaders that motivate me to think 'powerful and loving thoughts, and encourage me to see the great success in me. I struggle day to day to embrace the great and compassionate love God has for me. Yet my powerful God has never given upon me. I thank the divine supreme using giants, ministers, and various people to help develop what has been broken. I consider myself has a reflection of God's masterpiece in the making. I am working on strengthening all areas of myself and my spiritual gifts. "I live in peace, I love peace, I walk in peace, I am Peace!" This is what I speak and affirm to myself, wish for myself and for others. Thank you for reading my poetic thoughts! Think Wisely, walk good, be at peace & a mighty blessings to all of you! Love Empress Journee!