The Poetry Journal

Inspirational quotes and short stories on romance and travel


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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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Just Beachy

Are we summoned by a higher power to attach ourselves to the beautiful things in life & in love?  Or is it something we should only allow ourselves to experience?

I keep mysteriously wondering how did all of this happen to me? The struggle, the loss, the sadness, the pain, that turned into the joy, the blessing, the beauty, the friends, the thought of being able to love again. 


I lost my husband, a man I knew and grew up with. We spent more than 20 years of our young adult lives together building trust, starting a family and loving each other through a commitment. Things like this seem normal, but this relationship was hard to build and it taught us many things about becoming a man and a woman, a husband and a wife, a mother and a father. These roles we significantly play in life. 

But, I met someone. Un amigo que puedo confiar. 



Bavaro Beach ~ Los Corales ~ Republica Dominicana 🇩🇴 2017

Coast to coast we can travel to explore the glorious wonders of the world and there are many wonders and miracles to see. Not only in the land of opportunity, but also inside the deep soul of others and now I realize that I find myself attracted to these beaches. To feel the breeze against my skin, the waves rumbling through my ears, the fire from the sun, the sand embellishing my feet. The desire to know the artifacts of life and love and how they mix together to become more beautiful and long lasting. A bond of true love. 


Playa de Cap Cana ~ API ~ 🇩🇴 Republica Dominicana ~ 2017 de mayo

It’s the spirit of mixing the elements of fire and water that stirs up my soul; it hits me like a ton of bricks, but it brings inner peace. These beaches speak to a part of me.


Playa API ~ de ~ 2017 de mayo ~ 🇩🇴

Yes, you are God. The creator of all things, the giver of eternal life, the redemption for our sins and the gift of salvation. You are miraculously all of these things and so much more. I need you to help me with my destiny. I know there is more that you want me to see and explore. I cannot not settle for mediocrity. I am asking for a stirring up of fire, the motivation and desire that takes me to another spiritual level to meet you Lord, higher and higher. Don’t leave me in the desolate desert, I don’t belong there. I am your mission. I am here for your purpose. 

Playa Juanillo ~ 🇩🇴 ~ 2017 de mayo 

Keep me hydrated with your pure water, that H2O, the beaches that replenishes my soul, that mix of Hydrogen and Oxygen which is also known as the Solvent of Life. Give me the solutions to the vision you gave me to care and to serve others. That calming effect that you instill in me; I know it’s your spiritual gift. Help me to help someone else see your Glory. 


“Your destiny does not look like anyone else’s. You worry too much about what your life should look like. Trust and follow. It comes in time”

“BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD”

My destiny will not look like yours, for now, mine is Just Beachy!