Poem: LoVeSpeak

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Mieke Campbell

To the sacred God: Thank you for breath:

I now know, the depths of your love; that its not for some but for all,

So let love be like a rainfall; cleansing hurt, sorrows of the heart:

Bring joy, great energy, in the deepest part of humanity,

And help us to stand tall: It is not when we decide, wish to be around;

After exploring, misusing, chastising, being stern and harming

— A confuse, meek, lonely, a precious child:

But by example, show you care, are there; for a long, long time:

Love is for mommies and daddies, who truly care, keep the home safe,

Watch, protect their child/children, far & near:

Love does not defame, invade, hate, but appreciate,

Keeps us safe, correct gently, motivate, does not dishonor,

Another person character, sanity; love is lasting and genuine;

Shape, mold us—uphold us, to become the greatness, of ourselves,

“Love is for me—for you, for all of us, all of the time!”

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!