Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: Soulbirds Fly

Written by empressjournee

Photo Credit: Trac Vu

You’re always changing, so do I:

Even when it seems,

I am at a standstill, “Soulbirds fly!”

Even in someone’s tragic demise,

You’re watching with your eyes:

Some keep silent, some will cry:

Maybe that’s our ego, maybe that’s our pride

One thing for me, is another thing for you

Yet, you teach and study all lives,

In your own disguised, with blood,

Sweat and tears,

“Soulbirds fly!”

As we encourage to be humble,

to be far more kind,

Equality, some march—fought,

“Save black lives!”

Equality bloom, some hearts cries,

“Save black lives!”

Sometimes I wonder, for whom?’

“Is that really true?”

“Is that really, wise?”

Still, our eyes is on the greatest prize,

“Soulbirds fly, Soulbirds fly,

Soulbirds fly—so high!”

Empress Journee



About the author


This bio will be short. I am a graduate of Medgar Evers College. Mother of three and grandmother. I love to read and write poetry.

To those who have been a great support in reading my website and those who just came across this poetry this will be the ending of my poetic journey for now. I hope there will be a new chapter in my life that will be a success and inspired people to be far better in their thoughts, words and deeds. I am working on myself and it’s been hard.... yet I am getting there. When I began my poetry, I felt so deeply inspired. Now when I write I just write (feeling burned out of all that has occurred and is occurring) and I am feeling as if my poetry isn’t moving in the manner that I feel it should because I have not place myself in a position to be active reading my poetry at live venues for my own personal reason. I wanted to thank those who took the time to read my poetry especially my love ones. Thank you for being on the journey with me. Peace and blessings.

Empress Journee