Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: The Promise 2021

Written by empressjournee

Photo Credit: Ryan Christodoulou

“The promise, that was made—was it all in my head?” Green lush pastures, beautiful,

homestead, cozy, warm and friendly neighbors, smiley face, joyful songs, of Christmas sledge:

The Promise, that was made, “Was it all in my head?” You and I together—in good health,

Sharing true love, honor amongst, our family, thankful, for being blessed, kindness,

forgiveness, keeps replaying in my head: The song that sings, ‘He never fail me yet;

God never fail me yet!” “Did I misread, the Lord scripture?” That I came,

From a royal daddy, who loves me truly, provide, protect, “His love—he always extends;

To those who chose to dismiss, the still small voice in their head?”

Yes, my sacred daddy—he is my greatest, dearest and loyal friend:

The promise, the promise, that was made, I know for sure, I did not misread!!!!

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