Poem: ‘Loving Ourself’ 2023

Written by empressjournee
Photo Credit: Tyler Nix 

“Look @ his face!”

"Are you able to decode his mind?"

“Does he seems serious, loving, proud?”

“Does he seems great—wise?”

“Does he knows your boundary?

“Does his words, action, gives you clarity,

“Touch your heart, helps you thrive?”

“Does his songs bring you home, when you are sad?”

When you try to hide, the tears, 

late hours at night?”

“Does he put you in your place—lovingly,

when you are out of line?”

“Can you decode his thoughts?”

How he think and see life?"

"Can you see through his mind?"

"Can you feel his heart beating beautifully,

Gentle, loyal, trustworthy, humble,

like he would feel mine?”

“Does he play the male games

of conquering, manipulation,

Twisted love, most of the time?”

“Look @ his face—does he seems truly kind?”

A reflection of you and I

“Or does he seems cold and warm, most of the time?”

“What about you? 

“Do you do these things—lovingly?”

“With a heart of cherish gold, 

above and beyond—all the time?”

"Or, do you find out, that you may never understand,

the male man, that are a genius, bless with wealth,

More than you and I?”

"While some of us dream to have a love so pure,

dream to have beauty, curvaceous body, 

a serious, wise mind,

Gentle, gracious, honey dew lips, 

sweet and kind: We are inspire by great minds, 

to love ourselves, keep the faith, 

as we push forward to greater visions 

for ourselves— love ones

Be gentle to the soul-body:

Be gentle to the mind:

Be gentle, if we can, most of the time.”

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