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 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!