Poem: My Brothers

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit:  Sinitta Leunen

I wish you would’ve been there;

When we got separated,

That’s’ when I felt, life was not fair:

Board out in various places,

Broken homes, strangers and many changes,

Shaded faces, seem to stare:

A new young girl on the block, naïve and scared;

Various projects, polluted street, have men cleaning,

Night and day—some just did not care:

Brothers, I wish you would have been there;

But I understand now: you chose another route,

“Thank God, in the absent of Dad,

“Mom was always there!”

Empress Journee



About the author


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 as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. I also had the great opportunity to meet Dr. Bettye Shabazz and other great leaders. Because of my divine supreme using giants and various people to help develop within and allowed the higher God consciousness of my mind to see the greatness and love in me. I consider myself a wildflower, singer, poet, writer, and a great performer. I am working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. Peace and Blessings!