Poem: I will be mean!

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit:  Erik Mclean

There are always some tricks up your sleeve,

leaving me puzzle, disturbing my dream;

“Work, work, work—you say!”

give, give, give— still low pay!

I don’t know what to think, how to be?”

Should I be what you think I should be?

’cause u sure are smart: wittier than me!’

“I miss my love—who has left me!”

he thinks I dream too much,

“Get up from your slumber—your sleep!”

“I wonder who pay the price, you or me?”

Out of greed—u say I am!

so it seems: Well, darn right!

if its’ to save my family—my baby,

“come on—I will be mean!

Empress Journee

About the author


I was born in Jamaica West Indies, immigrated to the United States of America at the tender age of ten. I've had the great privilege as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. I also had the great opportunity to meet Dr. Bettye Shabazz and other great leaders. Because of my divine supreme using giants and various people to help develop within and allowed the God consciousness of my mind to see the greatness of his love. I consider myself a wildflower, singer, poet, writer, and a great performer. I am working on strengthening all areas of my gifts.