The Poetry Journal

Inspirational quotes and short stories on romance and travel


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Absolutely Nothing

As a woman, we are taught to protect our prized possessions. To have high standards in building relationships and to place boundaries to prevent heartbreak.

Many times women make decisions to give up her prized possessions for many reasons. I won’t name them and I’m sure there are too many to name. Could it be that when we give it up or give in too easily, we lose a part of ourselves?

As we continue to give, are we expecting to get anything back besides self gratification? Do we stop to identify what it is we really want when we decide to give up that soul satisfying intimacy? If so, then what?

As a result, are we empowered to be bold and beautiful or does it break down the soul and makes us unfold? Does it cloud our decisions to reap the full benefit of being a woman?

~ The Benefit of Being A Woman ~

We may ponder and ask ourselves, what did he do to deserve me?

Absolutely Nothing

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She’s Gotta Travel

~I travel just to see another side of myself. Who can I be outside of my country?

~ Daring

~ Independent

~ Freedom

~ Exhilarating

~ Exhalations

I have traveled to domestic destinations on someone else’s dime. Even my first time traveling internationally to the Dominican Republic, was not on my dime.

But when I got a taste of the beauty and that bliss, I could not hardly contain myself. Like what have I been missing? Attention like this? I just could not resist.

I evolved into another person it seemed. Dreaming of fantasies I had once dreamed. Connecting with someone who fell in love with me. Not knowing the consequences of giving him all of me.

Places I would not go, I went.

Things I would not do, I did.

People I would not see, I saw.

A love I would not normally love, Yes, I loved.

I travel just the way I want to. My rules, my money, my time. Just the way I want it.

And I damn sure ain’t nobody’s property.

#shesgottatravel 😝 #thepoetryjournal


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My son reminds me of myself growing up. He listens, he understands consequences, he is attentive, he tries to follow the rules. He is the peacemaker. Lord, most importantly, he is yours. I’m so grateful. Lead him where you need him to go, and touch his heart so he can be humble enough to follow you Lord. Keep him in your protection and give him the knowledge he needs to succeed. In Jesus Name, Amen.

#RamarJ #teenmodel #futurefashiondesigner #manofGod #Graduate


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Escape to see the Sun!

This year has been a year of stranger things. Traveling overseas once again to the Dominican Republic, traveling to Puerto Rico, self publishing my second book, (The Love Experience) a book release party, book signings, raising teenagers, teen drivers ed completion, working full time, trying to pursue other job opportunities to supplement income, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Maria, visiting our State Capitol in Austin, taking on extra projects at work, celebrating 20 years of working for the church, and also celebrating the MLB Houston Astros World Series Championship.

I am so grateful for these opportunities and also grateful for the loving people in my circle. Most grateful to the Lord for allowing me to experience it all. As I look back to gently reflect on my year, it was a blessed year.

If you are working hard and you feel as if you never get a break, sometimes you need to escape just to experience the best sunlight. Yes, you wake up everyday to your normal routine, but take the time to getaway, even if it’s just for one day. You need to take that time to just shine!

L’Auberge Casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Only a short two hour drive from Houston, TX. This casino has restaurants, boutiques for shopping, a spa, a lazy river and cabanas for lounging by the pool. The Golden Nugget is also right next door. This was my first time ever visiting here. I was impressed.

Jack Daniels bar has some of the best garlic Parmesan wings. I should’ve brought hone a box before I left. Notice the US flag hanging above, it was meticulously made with lots of chains. Very unique work of art. Kuddos to the artist!

The pool area had plenty of loungers, cabanas, and two jacuzzis. Scenic and serene. This would be a great place to throw a party. Reflecting back on my year. I am blessed. God is Glorious! All the Time!


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MLB World Series 2017 ~ Houston Astros 1st Championship

Congratulations again to our Houston Astros on winning the MLB World Series 2017! The entire team did an excellent job making baseball fun again! Go Correrra, Altuve, Springer! Correrra got down on his knee and proposed to his girlfriend immediately after the game. How can you say no to a champion? She’s one lucky chica! They won game 7 in Los Angeles against the LA Dodgers and came home to celebrate with a parade. #EarnedHistory

My coworkers all came together to support and participate in the history making celebration. Kirby Starchild Davis made us these fabulous T-shirts!

So grateful our employers let us leave to partake in the festivities. Around noon we were off to have some lunch and some fun.

Tasha Royal (Luv this Power Woman) invited us to Live Sports Bar & Grill at Main @ Preston served up a great strawberry salad with grilled chicken, walnuts, feta cheese, over mixed greens. Very good. These cute sliders that I️ didn’t get to taste. Those look like hearty burgers to me. My girls were full!

Jaz had a bowl of Fettuccine Alfredo, before I️ could even ask, her food was devoured. We must’ve been some hungry souls for food, laughter and fun! Thanks Tasha. Truly admire your grind. She knows how to build a brand and her empire. So proud of you Tasha.

Although we didn’t make it to the front of the parade route or City Hall, everyone was marked safe and we had a great time.

I’m so grateful for the Lord’s Protection. His grace is sufficient for us all.

Signing off… Until next time

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Raquel Helm