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


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