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Struggle

Written by empressjournee

Photo credit: Andrew Neel

I’ll stick on you like crazy glue.

Who?”  “Me or You?” I thought, I wish to say;

The greeting card I read, treasure, your photo in display,

on the wall, in my heart, an empty house

an empty space: your presence I’d seek

up and above—can’t find you in this ‘kinda race.

I laugh out loud to the face in disguise

broke my heart—left me, weeping, feeling unwise

Love—turn its back to the struggles of my yesterday.

Was it a test? I loose— you win!

“How do you feel, Jamaica, Trinidad, Africa, Dominica

Haiti, India, Barbados, Europe, the USA

How do you feel ‘Me” on this mystical day?”

Empress Journee

 

 

 

About the author

empressjournee

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 God. 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 he is 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!