The Poetry Journal

Inspirational quotes and short stories on romance and travel

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Everyday life can bring many challenges and with those challenges, there may be a dramatic change, but when things begin to change, you sometimes realize that your love remains the same.

I believe there is a Creator.

A Spiritual Host of Supremacy that brings peace, protection and can also give the soul, life eternally.

I believe in the Power for the Redemption of our sins. The Grace and Mercy given is Sufficient for us All. There is a GOD. Lord we lift your name on High!

My travel experiences, my writing, my role as a Mother and a Friend has challenged me and has taken me to great lengths to see just how amazing God can be with me.

Lord I love you with all my heart. Help me not to lean on my own understanding. Help me to acknowledge you in all of my ways and continue to make my paths straight. In Jesus Name. Amen 🙏🏽


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This is where the magic happens.

I took this photo walking upon Juanillo Beach and the breeze was so cool that evening I wanted to turn around and run back to my taxi, but I stayed because I love the beaches in the Dominican Republic and I know that each moment I spend there it brings me life.

Some random man photo bombed my picture!

Just me in my element. Lord, you just keep loving me, even if I feel I don’t deserve it. I want to make this right. This feels right at home for me. This is authenticity!

por el amor tan grande que nos tenenos te pido que juntemos nuestras vida en matrimonio

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The Trio of Rings

Available on Amazon, this book “The Love Experience,” is my personal memoir about traveling overseas to the República Dominicana 🇩🇴

Falling in love ~ losing control and just having fun through it all. I miss that slice of paradise. This journey has not stopped me yet!

For the mysterious reasons unbeknownst to us, it was about three years ago when we were Crossing Paths, heaven placed a Teardrop of joy on our destiny giving us a Shimmering Wish for the unity of this fantasy. #theloveexperience #travel #fantasy #romance #thepoetryjournal #pandora

I found these rings and each ring has a name.

1. Crossing Paths

2. Teardrop

3. Shimmering Wish

Each one is symbolic ~ a Trio of Rings for 3 years in this relationship.

Crossing the Paths of Life ~ 6 February 2015

Cruce de vías en la vida ~ 6 de febrero 2015

Heaven’s Teardrop of joy on our destiny for year #2

Lágrima del cielo sobre nuestro destino durante dos años

Giving us a Shimmering Wish for the unity of this fantasy

Que nos da un brillante deseo por la unidad de esta fantasía

A Genuine Love like Mine Un verdadero amor como el mío

Translation: Believe it or not, I love you very much. ~

Eduard Vicente

The Trio of the rings is symbolic to me living out my fantasy!

Thank you for following me.

The Poetry Journal

Raquel Vicente


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Grab a few friends, book a suite and get on the road to Austin, TX.  Only a few hours from HTX, Austin has affordable rates on hotels.  You can get through a weekend for under $100/per person and still enjoy a nice weekend getaway.

Travel dates:  Saturday, January 20, 2018 – Sunday, January 21, 2018

Road Trip:  Houston to Austin, TX – only 163 miles via I10 W – approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.  Pack light and fill up with a tank of gas.  Prepare your playlist of favorite songs and the ride will be fun, filled with positive energy and good vibes.

I chose Austin Aloft because it’s so trendy. Without all that added luxurious cost, Aloft still offers cocktails, a jacuzzi, and a light breakfast; not to mention free self parking.

Arrive in Austin – check in is usually around 3:00 pm.  Drop your bags and have fun.

Whatever you and your friends plan, just enjoy it.

Here’s an extra bonus for the ladies, or guys if you’re planning to get married.

The beautiful Villa Antonio is having an open house on January 21, 2018 from 12 pm to 4 pm. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon surrounded by the gorgeous Hill Country views. Tour the Villa and gardens while meeting forty of Austin’s finest wedding and event vendors. Food tastings from the caterers and cocktails available for your enjoyment! You must RSVP!


Oh and by the way, here is where Houston’s own, LaToya Luckett, had her beautiful wedding earlier this year.

After that, have a safe road trip back.  There’s your easy breezy weekend in Austin, TX.