Poem:  Success

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Ian Stauffer

I did not come on earth for you to like me:

I am my own boss—with lots of cash in the bank,

Too much to count and life feels good,

Friends I have—maybe temporarily:

I didn’t ask you to love me, that would be nice;

I am my own boss—I am royalty!”

“Can’t you see how much my God has blessed me?”

No one put me to the top;

I work hard to achieve all that I have gain,

Look at my car, my home, my jewelry

Look at how much success I have,

“Having money, I have no misery!”

Empress Journee


About the author


I am a proud mother, grandmother, poet, writer, performer, a singer, great cook, a lover of unique fashionable earrings, and love to wear & dress in a unique artistic fashion.
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 working for the Human Resource Admin, taught at an Head-Start and move on as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. My career ended because of an overwhelming challenge of self-worth and depression I was facing; that took a long time to over come. However, the support of love ones and guidance of God, I was able to rise again and excel. I was able to connect more with my children and grand children to fulfill my destiny. I also had the great opportunity to meet Dr. Bettye Shabazz, before she passed on, and other great leaders. I know all could not occur without the support of love ones and most of all the God of breath. I am growing everyday as I hope that I will be successful on developing a higher Christ consciousness of my mind. The work is hard however through the love of Christ I am embracing the love of self, honoring myself more and developing my character. I won't give up on myself. I consider myself a wildflower that love to bring joy to others. I am also working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. Thank you for reading my poetic thoughts. Peace and Blessings!