Empressjournee Jamaica

To my brother (Your journey seems so long)

I remember your smile, the way you dress,
Full of yourself, full of life
Your kind heart even when I could not hear
It thumping, I remember us celebrating
Our natal day with friends near & far
I remember your way of making delightful
Meals to fill hearts with love and then as
I write this poetic thought I remember
Your journey, my journey that made us
Part, made us vex, made us not wanting
To know each other again, that took
That left me not wanting to speak,
Wanting to laugh, not wanting to feel,
Reacquaint with this new world,
Not wanting to love again, as your journey
And my journey felt so unfair,
Felt so hard, until I heard your voice,
That made my heart smile, laugh
And I felt you, vision your beautiful
Face, smile as if you were right here
With me Again-I remember you my
Brave brother.

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