The Poetry Journal

Inspirational quotes and short stories on romance and travel


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10 TIMES OUT OF 9 I KNOW YOU LYIN’, BUT 9 TIMES OUTTA 10 I KNOW YOU TRYING
SO I’M TRYING TO BE FAIR AND YOU’RE TRYING TO BE THERE, AND TO CARE, BUT YOU’RE CAUGHT UP IN YOUR PERMANENT EMOTIONS
AND ALL THE LOVING I BEEN GIVING GOES UNNOTICED
ITS JUST FLOATING IN THE AIR
LOOKIE THERE…ARE YOU AWARE?

YOU’RE MY LIFELINE, ARE YOU TRYNA KILL ME?
IF I WASN’T ME WOULD YOU STILL FEEL ME?
LIKE ON MY WORST DAY? OR AM I NOT THIRSTY?
ENOUGH…
I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE LIGHTS OR THE BEAM
SPEND MY LIFE IN THE DARK FOR THE SAKE OF YOU AND ME
THE ONLY WAY TO GO IS UP
SKIN THICK ; TOO TOUGH

YOU YOU YOU AND ME COULD STOP THIS LOVE DROUGHT

~BEYONCÉ “LOVE DROUGHT”


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Been waitin’ on that sunshine, boy.  I think I need that back.
Can’t do it like that.  No one else gon’ get it like that.
So why argue? You yell, would you take me back?
Who cares, when it feels like crack?
Boy, ya know that you always do it right.

Man, f* yo pride, just take it on back, boy, take it on back, boy.
Take it back all night, Just take it on back, take it on back.
Mmm, do what cha gotta do, keep me up all night.
Hurtin’ vibe, man, it hurts inside when I look you in yo eye.

What are you willing to do?
Oh, tell me what you’re willing to do
(Kiss it, kiss it better, baby)

~Rihanna


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I can see clearly even if I was blind.  You’ve got me really going out of my mind.
Things that you whisper soft in my ear.  Words I’ve been wanting so long to hear.

I don’t know if it’s real, but I know how I feel.
It’s so crazy, so amazing.  You can take me now.

Got my back against the wall. Feels like I’m standing ten feet tall.
On the ledge, too close to call. If you push I just might fall.

When you’re not near me, I long for your touch.
When you’re right here with me, I can’t get enough.
The way I used to think, will never be the same.
You reside deeply in my heart and my brain.

I don’t know if it’s real but I know how I feel
It’s so amazing, so crazy.  I can’t shake you now.

Each and every moment without you is moment.
Thinking about you and nothing will ever be the same.
Waited a lifetime to find you, just want to stay right beside you.
I won’t let it slip away.

~ Brian McKnight Fall 5.0


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You know very well who you are.  You’re the only one, you’ve got my heart.
And you’ve had a few, boy one too many.  But I’m the only one to wake you up.
(It was all a dream)

I reminisced the way we kissed it felt so personal.
You took the chance to get my love and now you know.
(It was all a dream)

That I don’t need no one baby, with out you I’m incomplete.
My love is just like the bar, put it all on me.

I don’t want nobody else.  Baby all I need is you.
(You’re the one I want)
And I don’t want nobody else.  Baby all I need is you.
(You’re the one I want)

~Tamar Braxton


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The proposal I never got…

I knew when I saw him he was what I wanted. And I said it when I saw him, “that’s gonna be my husband one day.”

Perhaps I didn’t know I was sealing my fate by speaking those words. I was only 17 years old, a senior in high school, just excited to see such a handsome face.

Little did I know I had to wait 14 years for that day, but it didn’t come with a proposal, or a ring, just our vows written on paper.  We had two witnesses, his friend & mine & and a minister under the gazebo on a misty, rainy day.

Ironically, I waited 14 years to marry him and our marriage lasted 14 years, until he departed me through death.

Goodbye my love, my one true love.  I hope you are in eternal peace.

But I reminisce to say that I may never get to experience the marriage proposal but it’s ok, I guess.  I loved him anyway.

Raquel©


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And there he was…

I was on a trip I had planned to take over the beautiful blue ocean called the Caribbean Sea. This place was busy with many people with familiar faces.  I knew I was close to him, but there was no possibility I could see him due to circumstances beyond my control.  I carried on about my day, shopping, eating, and beaches until my very last night on the island.

And somewhere in the hotel, in front of a small dining hall, there he was, standing there… Six feet tall, mulatto skin tanned and smooth.  His chest was contoured like an athlete and his stomach was rippled like a washboard.  He was drenched as if he had to go between hail and high waters to see me.  He was standing in his underwear with a smile on his face.  He said the manager took his wet clothes and washed them; therefore he had nothing.  I was left with him, speechless, but we picked up right where we left off the last time we were together.

I laid in his arms, with my hands on his chest, and I could not stop kissing him.  He tried to speak about his rough journey but I was interrupting him with my soft lips.  “Shhh… Is Ok. You’re here with me now, Papi.”

And there he was, the one I was longing for… right there in my dream. 💤💤💤

Raquel©