Empressjournee Jamaica

This Morning I Rise

This morning I rise
With you I rise
And I knew you
Love me
This morning I rise
With you
And I pray
I read
I say a few words
To you
I rise and listen
To your spiritual songs
And I knew you love
This morning I rise
This morning I rise
This morning I rise
And I thank you as I

Empress M. Spirit

About the author


I am a graduate of Medgar Evers College (M.E.C.); mother of three, grandmother and great grand. I love to read great books and listen to podcasts that uplift my consciousness; sharing historical view of the different shades of color, the various culture, the way we all are connected, the musical genius throughout the world and the works that are done to help us tap into ourselves and know that we are worthy. I also love to write poetry and sing. There was a moment that now phase in another aspiration of my life, I felt singing was a forum—a path to take, that helps to voice, express my thoughts, in time where I was struggling, battling something I did not understand and what I was going through; feeling unsupportive. Although, there was some support, especially from my love ones, the challenges I faced was mostly internal.
I am so grateful for the grace I have been given to be able to write my poetic thoughts, that is my freedom. I was a part of a journey that taught me lessons and motivate me that preparation is a must to face a world that may not be ready for a new rising star. Thank you for taking the time to read my poetry. I especially wanted to give honor to my mother who is no longer in the physical, as well as my natural father for the knowledge of health before he departed from this planet. Also, I would like to thank you my supporter for being on this journey with me even at times when the journey seems unclear. May we appreciate the blessings that has been given to us, as we continue to soar, as we reach a place of true jubilee.
Empress Journee


  • Glad to see you writing again. Keep it up. Learning the language will bring a smile and a raise of the brow!

  • My Grandmother is from there. Thank you for the News of homeland… God bless you.

  • ‘Black Mandarin’. Loving the name, it is so you, and loving the blog. Tianjin sounds like a welcoming place and I have a picture of what crossing roads may be like. Had to laugh :-). Maybe you could create a new dance and you could call it ‘Hop, skip, jump…. or dead’. Ms Mandarin, cannot wait to hear about your dining experiences, as I am sure you will share this with us soon. Also how is Tianjin pronounced, as it is spelt? Anyway just thought I would let you know that I enjoyed your first blog and that I will be waiting eagerly for the next instalment. God keep you safe and inspired.

  • Hail D.D., I enjoyed the blog and look forward to travelling with you as you experience China. You take care and stay positive.