Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: Thank God for My Life

Written by empressjournee

Photo Credit:  De Denis Oliveira

Lord, make things right

For you gave me a great life

Let me not waste time

Set me free, from hate and strive

As I dance slow and nice

To the songs that uplift, I & I life

Calm the raging ocean

Great meditation—soothe lives

Coal, frankincense, and myrrh

Clear the air, let me breathe

Gently throughout the day

Throughout the night

Calm the atmosphere,

Mellow rhythm

At the ‘wee hours, let me smile

Lord, make things right

I ask, I plead—forgive us

When we do not know

When we’ve not done, what’s right.

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