Poem: Still Wisdom Speak

Written by empressjournee

Photo Credit:  Unseen Histories

She said I was young and naïve

That is what they saw in me

Still, wisdom speak!

That I was not too experience to see,

Those I encounter, their true intentions,

They did not value my worth

They did not value me

Still, wisdom speak!

She said, they were seeking big things for themselves

That they think will serve them very well:

Those who think superior of themselves

Those who wish not to understand me

Those who did not wanted me to succeed

To have the crown

Amongst the stars–beautifully

Still, wisdom speak!

She said, “I have been your friend, for so long,

“Can’t you see, we are a family?”

I have done you no wrongs even though

You may think so poorly of me

“Let us stay prayed up and remember

The dream is not for you, its’ for a higher purpose

As I listen diligently

‘Yet, I am convince I made it,

Even when the chattering voice echoes negatively:

Be pleasant, be joyful, you’ve got this, I whisper silently:

Still, “wisdom speak!”

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