Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: Life’s Dysfunction

Written by empressjournee

Photo Credit: Ave Calvar

Your freeness takes me back, to a dark place,

I care not to feel, wish to be;

For I once felt—joy, that was real, true, clear,

Like I was a beautiful reflection, of the great,

Magnificent you: Then I found myself, listening,

To Asian blues, trying to block those tainted thoughts,

That weren’t, so nice, kind, friendly, made me feel,

Deep blues: Your freeness takes me, to another place,

That was so hollow, deep, foul, like I wasn’t me,

Anymore, a journey—a path, that opens, old scar,

Old wounds, that I thought was healed,

I did not want to face, try to escape, from the memory,

Of the madness of a dysfunctional you!!

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 an 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, World-A-Girl and others I admired. My career ended due to the path and choices I made. However, I drew strength to rise, through Christ, the support of love ones and guidance of Christ. I give thanks for the knowledge and experience that allowed me to see my own flaws, steps I took and the game of life. I am still working on the connections with my love ones that has been fractured. However I am grateful that God has allow me to still have a way of reaching out to my love ones and to express my inner thoughts through poetry. I am growing everyday as I work on a higher Christ consciousness of my mind. I give thanks to my natural parents for doing the best they could to see me through my pursuit to success. I consider myself a great person and love to give of myself, which at times are a positive and negative. I am also working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. I hope when you read these poetic thoughts you can relate, especially people who are battling with depression and self-worth. Thank you for reading my poetic thoughts. Think Wisely! Love Empress Journee!