Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: I Try to Escape

Written by empressjournee

Photo Credit: Joeyy Lee

Many times, I try to escape
The memory of you
I try to drown
The false notion of love
That left my heart Bruise.

Many times, I try to erase
Your face, the thought
I was naïve, I was a fool
Loving someone, who thought
Of me, as crazy insane
In a world only to tear down
Not to build up, people like
Me, people like you.

Still, I wish to say thank you,

For showing me myself

And the mirror,

That resemble, somewhat like you!

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