Poem: Thankful of the Joy that Meet My Heart

Written by empressjournee
Photo Credit: Michael Dam

I have a distinct nose, a bright eye,

A great smile, when joy meet my heart,
When joy fills my life and sorrows
is nowhere in sight:
Still, I give thanks for my love one’s
Near and far, and the rising sun light:

I have a distinct nose, a bright eye,

A great smile, that light up a sad heart,
An unhappy life, and when I am uncertain,
Think that I am unwise; I look in the mirror
and put on a beautiful, gracious smile:
I have a distinct nose that warns me
Of a bothersome soul, a worried look,
an un-perishable food that may be unhealthy,
and not right, for the soul—body mind:
Yet, I thankful for my maker, who allows me
To be aware of those things, and presences,
Young and old, that may seem unpolite,
May seem not kind, wish not to see
Me smile, see me shine, be a success,
Move forward; regardless of how it may seem,
I encourage myself to appreciate, my senses,
the prosperous blessings and remind myself
To continue to be more polite:

 I have a distinct nose, a bright eye,

That some admire, some may not like,
some care less, about my presence,
even about the grey and the clouds in the sky:
Yet, I am thankful for my maker,
Who taught me to observe the colorful
leaves, to remember my love one’s, and accept
My wealthy mind,’ that encourages me
to be more satisfy: And appreciate my growth,
The glorious, compassionate, presence,
That is with me, as I thrive and continue
to be more thankful, to be much more polite.

© 2023 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