Empressjournee Jamaica

Poem: Your Presence Gives Me Hope

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Vishnu R Nair

Sometimes I lay in my bed for a new day to rise,

And I give thanks, as I close my eyes, dreaming,

Your presence calms the angry tide:

Sometimes I stroke my face like it was your hands,

So wise, strong yet gentle bathing, in the powerful,

Up full songs: and our feet dancing in the pure white sand;

Then I would open my eyes and I’d look through,

The blinders of my window daydreaming, our path will take wings

And soar, in your graceful songs,

Sometimes I sit on my bed wondering who really, I am:

And maybe one day you’ll unlock my heart,

To a higher consciousness, of God prophetic songs:

Sometimes I paced the floor with a thousand reasons,

I should thank you for the beautiful, uplifting meditation,

That gives me hope, about our deliver—our Mighty God,

An inviting melodic inspirational song:  that reminds me,

I am part of you and you are a part of me,

As I rock, dance, to the creativity of your reggae gospel songs,

Sometimes I dream and dream and stare at the bright skylight,

And suddenly my dream vanished, blinded by your mighty sunlight:

It was your faithful love—greatness, that keeps me Alive,

That keeps me believing as I move along.

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!