Poem: The Great Source is Wise

Written by empressjournee

Photo Credit: Naomi Irons

How foolish was I?” Not being wise,

Thinking we all see, eye to eye

Come to realize greed and selfishness,

Bring shame and dishonor, for not being wise:

Still, I am learning that one side is brown

Still his magnificent love is around

One side is clear bring glory everywhere:

Sorrows turns to joy and life goes on.

How foolish was I!” Dreaming that I belong

To a great majestic people

That cares for the heart, for everyone;

Who does no wrong! Dreaming you and I are one:

“Now I see your imperfection!” As you see mine,

“Darling heart look at your reflection!”

Its’ not too late, just know, the great source

is much more, gentle, kind, much more wise,

“He is opening our eyes!”

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