Poem: I Won’t Scream!

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit:  Clay Banks

…………I’ll be silent while u tiny flies

surround me, in my hair—in my head:

at night as if I am dead,

Go away leave me be!

As I awake, while I sleep,

You keep buzzing around my face,

like bumble bees;

“Is it something I eat, those goody treats?”

“Or the plant, the fruits I may have eat?”

“Go away you—annoying pest!”

I wish to feel, healthy, glowing and free,

I’ll light a incense: I won’t scream!

“‘Gratitude— has made me,

not to 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 higher God consciousness of my mind to see the greatness and love in me. I consider myself a wildflower, singer, poet, writer, and a great performer. I am working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. Peace and Blessings!