Poem: I was Born to Succeed

Written by empressjournee

Photo Credit: Rebecca

“Don’t you know, that I was born to succeed,
Even in a race that is competitive and may not be for me:
To live, also, the American dream?” That is told to me?”
“Is it only for those who are exceptionally favored
In their words to succeed?”
“Don’t you know, I too wish to received,
God stamp, of approval in his favor, a loving family,
Loving surroundings, loving friends, a beautiful home,
In great harmony?” “Is that a sin, or too much to ask?”
“Is that too much to dream?”
Still, I command great favors over my life,
My love ones and my community;
That which is magnificent, that which is so beautiful,
That which seems impossible, a place that was told to me:
I am dreaming, I am believing, I have received great resources,
Great wealth, great life, for myself,  love ones,
For all those, who has come, in contact with me:
I remember what it feels not to be loved:
I remember what it feels to be loved:
The gentle touch of a loving hands
The sweet words that was shared each day
Like a great romance, in his love letter,
to his daughter—I, for all to see,
The miracles of his truth,
—that I am royal, a part of his brilliancy:
As I write, as I dream, I may not look the part,
As what you expect to see, yet, my beloved presence,
Voice, breathe life into me, he allows me to rise
He allow me to know, the depth of his love:
—Now, that is success, that is truly peace!

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