Poem: My Greatest Love 2023

Written by empressjournee

Photo Credit:  Anna Logacheva

Beloved, thank you for all that you have done:

In your absence and presence, I hear

Your joyful songs: Calling each, and every one,
to become a human embodiment of love:
When I am up and when I feel low,
When love has given me the freedom to connect,

to soar, with those who may not wish to fly,

Those who never knew how to fly
those who lives have been enriched
By your presence, may feel love, shunned,

May feel unlove, those who may, have been wrong,

May just be unkind: Remind me, my precious,

Greatest, and dearest love,
How far you have taken us, how far, we have come:

Beloved, thank you for showing me
how to whisper, greatness in my life,
how to speak gentle love within, this frame of mind:
especially when life, may seems unfair,

when life may seem unkind:
And elevating, the soul, body—mind,
To become wiser, to become much more kind,

Beloved, thank you for showing me,
How to be a strong, humble, respectful,
positive, to sing great, mighty, magical,
Beautiful songs, when ‘aloneness,’ touches my life:
Remind me to be grateful, that ‘I am loved,
Like a musical, gentle chime tinkling

In the tiny part of my ear drum:

Thank you for touching hearts,
Like those with many languages,

Those with many tongues
Those with unconditional love
My dearest, my greatest, my finest
True love, thank you for allowing me to know,
‘I am one of your many unique daughters’
I am one of your many true loves.

© 2023 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