The Poetry Journal

Inspirational quotes and short stories on romance and travel


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I made it out to The Brunch Summer Finale Mixer & Market event. Thank you Manuela Gomez for the invite. Great sounds from three different DJs, free beer, and the opportunity to network with other local entrepreneurs. We all have a passion to be something or to do something to help someone else be better and to do better. This was mine.

Thanks Elijah and Nicole for your support as well.

This was my first time being a vendor at an event like this, but I have always dreamed of being here. Now I need to work on my presentation. I have great artifacts, but my presentation did not exceed my expectations.

When the patrons asked me what my book was about, I told them it was about my traveling experience and a love affair overseas in the Dominican Republic. Their first response was, “Is it a true story?” Reluctantly, I had to say yes. It seems that some people are intrigued by real life stories. I’m wondering if that’s true. If that is so, I have more work to do.

The Love Experience ~ Blog Edition is a short version of my perception of meeting someone overseas and dealing with a lot of insecurities to hold on to the most impossible love. In this book, I wrote about how we met and the feelings I wrestled with trying to explore more of him and their culture. I wanted to let go, but in real life I could not let go of him and those beautiful beaches. He was a part of my perceptions of lies, deceit and betrayal.

I was exposed to a culture of men working in tourism and pursuing foreign women for their own personal reasons. I did not want to be a victim of deceit, so I was trying to protect myself and to protect my heart. That is why in the book you will see how I was torn.

The adventure of meeting someone in the Caribbean, talking to them daily, traveling back and forth to visit them created a bond. Now it is a soul tie that I have not fully let go of. I say release and he keeps pulling me back in for more.

Yes, the concept of a love affair overseas is very true. But there’s more to the story. He has another side of him. After he broke down my perceptions of lies, deceit and betrayal, he continues to stay with me daily. I cannot explain it. Perhaps he likes our love story just as much as I do. Besides, why wouldn’t he love me? I do!

Hopefully one day he will be able to tell his side of the story. I know that I gave him a hard time, always threatening to leave him behind. Who can trust a man overseas these days? He always insisted I should stay. He is just a different breed. We will see.

EMAV

Thank you Susann for your support. I receive your spiritual confirmation. Here is what Susann wrote after she bought her book yesterday.

Raquel, your book is a beautiful creation, you are living out one of God’s gifts that he had for you in your life long journey. How exciting to accomplish one of the many things that the Lord has tasked us with. Your travel and your book have been a part of your healing..God is with you and he’s proud of you. 💕

I’m so grateful. Thank you.

Love Raquél


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Busy Butterflies

Author | Blogger | Poet | Traveler

I AM Transparent

I Love Hard

I AM A Believer

Always a Dreamer, but not really an over achiever. Just loving what I do to achieve the dream. From a major loss to love again, God’s grace and HIS mercy endures. I have had to rely on my Faith, my Family and my Friends to get me through.

In November 2015, I started my #JustLuvSeries writing quotes to help me identify the insecurities I was living with.

In March 2016, I started The Poetry Journal blog writing short stories on life, love and travel. Like, wow Lord this is just like you said it was going to be! This was becoming fun!

Now “The Love Experience? Lord!

So Grateful

It is hard to describe the butterflies inside when I realize how much the Lord loves me.

In August 2017, The Book Release Party! I could not see the success, until I saw my Mother cry! I love to make my Mother smile. Her and my grandmother are both a part of who I am. My Guardian angel, always in the spirit. I am so glad I made it through. I didn’t lose. Praising HIM every step of my way. Yes, even with the wine in the background. Just keeping it real honest. We sipped fine wine until it was time to go home.

A special thanks to everyone for supporting me and helping me with my sons. You all are a part of me.

Yes, even you EMAV.

Picture Gallery from The Love Experience Book Release Party!


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Lord, your word says to seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33.

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalm 37:4

Lord, I am delighted in your Sovereignty. Your love conquers all.


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Butterflies

Excited to celebrate my hard work and dedication to self publishing my 2nd book. "The Love Experience" ~ Inspired by Eduard Acero, who pursued me on the beach that day in the Dominican Republic. 🇩🇴

After 2 1/2 years of traveling back and forth, fussing and fighting, he never gives up on my love. Salut to you EMAV ❤️ Besos


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