Empressjournee Jamaica

The Drum

The drum I heard when I was young
Among many elders I thought I knew
Who I thought knew me more than I
Knew myself
As I journey to the unknown
Where the sound of the African
drums were no longer heard,
Visible around me
I began to miss wisdom
Who taught me to stand
Even in the face of adversity
I carry the energy of
The drum that vibrate among me
As I walk, as I stumble, As I stand
As I sing, As I dance, As I cry, As I rise,
The drum soothe my wounds,
Reminds me of my own heartbeat
That I Am Strong.

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.