Empressjournee Jamaica Jamaican in China

Poem: Un-Schooled 2021

Written by empressjournee

Photo Credit: Harli Marten

My Beloved: “How can I love you again?

When you took my secrets, my heart,

To another, at my expense:

Still, you say, ‘You’re my faithful friend!’

I found out I misunderstood, your nice gesture,

Silence, your complements, in my innocence,

The word—friend, that I, would be your woman,

Wife, lover, companion, confidant— to the very end,

I must forgive you and ask my dearest father,

To forgive me—in my rebel, to help me,

Not to waste my tears, help me face the past,

My false ego, and help my bruised heart to mend.

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