Poem: No Goodbye

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Jan Tinneberg

Walls are thick:  Will you hear the King?

Today, someone lost their life,

Hush, don’t cry! Take a pill, just chill,

as we ate, drank sweet wine, watch tv,

While some bid—Adios, goodbye:

Be strong, toughen up, stay true,

pray, listen to jazz, Christmas songs

or even the Blues!

The inner child wants to scream;

of the abnormal ways of feeling the blues,’

It seems grief was like ‘a gold mine:

There lies a coffin with a sleeping body,

“Are you blind?,”

Like we were at a wedding not a farewell,

or a silent prayers of a goodbye:

Walls are thin: Will you hear the King?

I hear you dancing, partying like no tomorrow,

As if you have met the Prince,

Who will be next—will it be me,

You, or the next of Kin?

Live life—eat and be merry,

So you say:

My mother, my brother, my uncle, my father is gone,

My friends has disappear and passed on;

tech gadgets are there for a while:

The clouds soon be gone, and the sun will shine;

Some will hear the whisper—the silence of a baby cries,

Who knows, maybe just maybe, he or she,

Don’t need, goodbyes;

And has finally felt freedom and meet the golden prize,

Our precious King, that says, ‘Welcome, Here I AM,

Now Rise!’.

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!