Poem: Yum Yum, I See You!

Written by empressjournee

Credit Art: Arnooba

In the corner, Up the Stairs, “Yum, Yum are you there?”

Behind the table, behind the chairs; I will close my eyes and pretend

You are an angel dancing in my fluffy, coiled, curly & unruly hair!

“Look, I am holding your soft brown, cuddle teddy bear!

“Blow a kiss up in the air!  Touch your knees! wiggle your nose!

Bend your toes!” Smiling, laughing, feel your dark brown Afro!

Is it soft? Is it hard? Am I near? Am I far?

“Yum, Yum, I see you!  One, two, three, look at those tiny, mighty feet!

Red, white and blue, brave colors!”

Can I have those pretty shoes? Now where did you go?”

Up the stairs, under the chair, mmmmmh!

Yum, Yum, look! I am right here, by the chair,

Blow a kiss up in the air! I see you, peek a boo!’

Can you say the word “Mooooooo?”

Red, gold and green; “Now make a face that is really mean!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! I see your face, smiling, laughing,

May I touch your afro as you move to and fro?

Its’ time for a treat, “No, its’ not peach!” Taste, mmmh, not too sweet!

It’s Jell-oooooo from the coconut tree.

One, two three, now its time to sleep.

Look at those stars! Maybe it’s Mars!

On your pillow, on your sheet.

Can you say these colors with me?

Yellow, Black Gold, & Green, rich with the sun, shining on you and me,

Let’s say it again, “Yellow, Black, Gold & Green

Make that face, Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

Wow! That face seems so really mean!

Yum, Yum, I see you! Hiding under the colorful sheet

fast, so fast, asleep zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

“Goodnight, I too, must go to sleep!”

Empress Journeee




About the author


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 as an uprising reggae singer to perform as an open act for various great singers like Dennis Brown, Calypso Rose and others I admired. I also had the great opportunity to meet Dr. Bettye Shabazz and other great leaders. Because of my divine supreme using giants and various people to help develop within and allowed the God consciousness of my mind to see the greatness of his love. I consider myself a wildflower, singer, poet, writer, and a great performer. I am working on strengthening all areas of my gifts.