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Poem: I Use to Cry in My Silence

Written by empressjournee

Photo Credit:  Louis Galvez

I use to cry in my silence

but no one could see
The many tear drops falling,

missing him, missing love

I thought I never had.
I use to scream “Why me God?
Sorrow s is all I have

And I did not care if I made him mad.

I use to cry in my silence
As I resist to peace, staring
At my naked feet, I felt really,

Sad, shame was my name

and self-pity, was all I had
Then I heard a silent voice echoes

“Don’t you know, you are my child?

“I am all that you have.”

I use to cry in my silence
As truth spoke, ‘stand strong!’
And I felt a presence
Even when I did not understand
I use to cry in my silence
I use to cry in my silence
I use to cry in my silence
As truth whisper, “My dear child
It’s time the tears end—’take my hand!’

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