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


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!