Poem: Kings and Queens

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Jakayla Toney

I wish the streets would’ve been kind to many;

Sacred to those new—eager to meet, a new friend, face,

A new male, a new woman, like you and me;

Of different island, country, different nationality:

I found out ‘warriors—King & Queens, who fights for honor,

Paints murals, from the heart, to bring change, healing,

That display, great & victorious calming harmony, of vision,

— they wished to achieve for themselves–for the world;

In an artistic creativity.

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