Poem: I Wish Not

Written by empressjournee
❤️ Photo Credit: Mira Van der Veen

I wish not to look on the outside 

Where there’s so much chaos — turmoil: 

I wish not to be alone and live, 

My life in seclusion, 

Where joy succumb to sorrows 

And hopes becomes a despair, 

No longer brings the heart a smile: 

I wish not to look on the outside 

Where misunderstanding cost many lives 

I wish to speak greatness in my own life 

And mend all those things, 

That prevent me from soaring high

I wish, I command greatness in my own life!

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