Empressjournee Jamaica

When I was young

When I was young
and still is
I saw beauty in everyone
I love who embrace
and love me back
I was innocent
and I love to laugh,
play,sing, dance,
with friends
when I was young
and still is
I found boys beautiful
strong, courageous
appealing and I wanted
their attention to love
me back as I love them
and did for awhile
when I was young
and still is I did not
know ‘pain exist
until my daddy part
my mommy part
and boys part
and then I open my eyes
and realize ‘pain
teaches me about
the real world
what it takes to live
what it takes to breathe
what it takes to be
a woman
when I was young
and still is.

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 higher God consciousness of my mind to see the greatness and love in me. I consider myself a wildflower, singer, poet, writer, and a great performer. I am working on strengthening all areas of my spiritual gifts. Peace and Blessings!