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Poem: True Love

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Henry Lai

True love, is like sweet music, that touches the heart,

Give us, spiritual insights, of what is wrong or right:

True love, help us feel safe, in our space and feel-good inside,

When life, has been so unkind:

True love, allows us, to smile, revive, rekindle the soul,

Even as we age, as we get old:

To watch, the blessings of the great sunrise:

True love, free hearts, free our mind, from life ‘woes,’

And all that, keep us confine;

To walk closer to ‘love’ that does not disguised,

True love, is like hearing the first heartbeat,

Of the drumming of our soul, that won’t deny,

Nor deprived—mankind, of the love, that is meant,

For you and I: true love is a great sacrifice!

Empress Journee


About the author


I am a proud mother, grandmother, poet, writer, performer, a singer, great cook, a lover of unique fashionable earrings, and love to wear & dress in a unique artistic fashion.
I was born in Jamaica West Indies, immigrated to the United States of America at the tender age of ten. I've had the great privilege working for the Human Resource Admin, taught at an Head-Start and move on as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. My career ended because of an overwhelming challenge of self-worth and depression I was facing; that took a long time to over come. However, the support of love ones and guidance of God, I was able to rise again and excel. I was able to connect more with my children and grand children to fulfill my destiny. I also had the great opportunity to meet Dr. Bettye Shabazz, before she passed on, and other great leaders. I know all could not occur without the support of love ones and most of all the God of breath. I am growing everyday as I hope that I will be successful on developing a higher Christ consciousness of my mind. The work is hard however through the love of Christ I am embracing the love of self, honoring myself more and developing my character. I won't give up on myself. I consider myself a wildflower that love to bring joy to others. I am also working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. Thank you for reading my poetic thoughts. Peace and Blessings!