Poem: I’ll Wait for You

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Mike Austin

I’ll wait for you—so I told myself every day;

Until I let myself go, I let myself go astray:

I weep, I whisper, that I become more than a night,

Far brighter than a Gem, a diamond, a crystal;

That I become a beautiful flower, a rose, that I become bright,

As your morning light,

Untouched when you are near or far away:

“Even when you reach to the highest stars that shine so bright!”

I’ll wait for you—when you take the greatest flight,

And leave me in grief, leave me with a weeping eye:

I will allow myself to forgive, love me gently and far more wise;

This I told myself, starting today & every day:

Even if you never look back, I command myself to pray;

To care about me—first, to care about you, each and everyday

Even if you never see the brink of day:

Just remember, love has made you, love is here to stay!

Empress Journee




About the author


I am a proud mother, grandmother, poet, writer, performer, a singer, great cook, a lover of unique fashionable earrings, and love to wear & dress in a unique artistic fashion.
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 working for the Human Resource Admin, taught at an Head-Start and move on as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. My career ended because of an overwhelming challenge of self-worth and depression I was facing; that took a long time to over come. However, the support of love ones and guidance of God, I was able to rise again and excel. I was able to connect more with my children and grand children to fulfill my destiny. I also had the great opportunity to meet Dr. Bettye Shabazz, before she passed on, and other great leaders. I know all could not occur without the support of love ones and most of all the God of breath. I am growing everyday as I hope that I will be successful on developing a higher Christ consciousness of my mind. The work is hard however through the love of Christ I am embracing the love of self, honoring myself more and developing my character. I won't give up on myself. I consider myself a wildflower that love to bring joy to others. I am also working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. Thank you for reading my poetic thoughts. Peace and Blessings!