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 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