Poem: Lord Keep Me Smiling

Written by empressjournee
Photo Credit: Simon Berger

Lord keep my eyes and heart smiling,

When I feel up and when I feel low,

When days seem short,

And when days are long:

Let love reign continually in my life,

When life feel mystified to be unfold,

Whether I am young, middle age or old:

Let laughter reach to the magnificent,

Unreachable reigning and mighty star;

That is a mystery as the deep,

Green ocean pure and dignified:

Sacred, holy Lord thanks for the blessings,

Of great songs, poetic words, like a river,

Flows gentle, yet ever so steady:

Teach me be more, gracious like you,

Worthy; When the world feels,

Lonely — so unkind: Lord keep me smiling,

When I am up and when I am low:

Allow me to see the blessings every day,

Your magnificent presence, in my own,

And love one’s life: Thank you for great,

Wonderful, caring, compassionate,

Amazing, souls, that honor you

And those who have the best interest

Of all lives.

Empress Journee

About the author


I am a graduate of Medgar Evers College (M.E.C.); mother of three, grandmother and great grand. I love to read great books and listen to podcasts that uplift my consciousness; sharing historical view of the different shades of color, the various culture, the way we all are connected, the musical genius throughout the world and the works that are done to help us tap into ourselves and know that we are worthy. I also love to write poetry and sing. There was a moment that now phase in another aspiration of my life, I felt singing was a forum—a path to take, that helps to voice, express my thoughts, in time where I was struggling, battling something I did not understand and what I was going through; feeling unsupportive. Although, there was some support, especially from my love ones, the challenges I faced was mostly internal.
I am so grateful for the grace I have been given to be able to write my poetic thoughts, that is my freedom. I was a part of a journey that taught me lessons and motivate me that preparation is a must to face a world that may not be ready for a new rising star. Thank you for taking the time to read my poetry. I especially wanted to give honor to my mother who is no longer in the physical, as well as my natural father for the knowledge of health before he departed from this planet. Also, I would like to thank you my supporter for being on this journey with me even at times when the journey seems unclear. May we appreciate the blessings that has been given to us, as we continue to soar, as we reach a place of true jubilee.
Empress Journee