Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: My Best Friend ‘Ollie’ 2021

Written by empressjournee
Photo Credit: Cornelia Steinwender

Now—absent, leave me wondering,

“What have I done that allow her to part—to take flight?”

She and I would laugh, admire the men, we fancy,

cared deeply about, their—gifts, musical talents,

Some we thought, needed growth, found kind,

Shared poetic cultural dance? ‘O,’ was not a stranger;

She was wise, beautiful, of a royal physique, smiles,

Strong African presence; A great friend, I do not know,

Why, how come, what have been said, to allow,

Your absence? ‘O’, “I apologize, from the depths,

Of my heart, for what I, may have or not done,

To keep our friendship strong; Still, I hold you dear,

cherish great memories, hoping forgiveness,

And compassion, will forever, touch our hearts.

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