The Poetry Journal

Inspirational quotes and short stories on romance and travel


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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

~Shalom

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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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Embrace for the Downfall

In the beginning, it was a discovery process; to learn about his culture and how he treats foreign women. I was one of them. I couldn’t understand his aggressive attention he had for me.

I released my expectations and stood on the other side of my guarded walls. We only wanted to enjoy each other’s company. What I wanted with him wasn’t realistic at all. Who can you trust in another country? But I wanted him.

He was the reason I exhaled 💋

My paradise when I was overwhelmed

My hope for another escape 🏖

My fire 🔥

My alone time.

He was my space ❤️

Watching, observing and talking to him daily, I became attached to his behaviors. Being so attached to him had me wanting one more escapade with him. Torn between tied down without an escape from him; and wanting that fairytale of a wedding with him, but knowing darn well I could be miserable with him. It’s such a big risk.

What am I willing to do to risk it all? Ignore the signs, and embrace for the downfall? Not at all. When I try to end it, now he wants to make the call. “Compra los dos anillos y manda arreglar los papeles de la boda. Y nos casamos. “ (Buy the rings, arrange the wedding papers and we can get married.”)

Uh… No. I don’t want to buy the rings, all I want is you.

My desire for him may just be my downfall.


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A Love Overseas

I don’t like waiting. Most of the time I like to get what I want, when I want it and if I don’t get it when I want it, somedays I want to give up on even wanting it anymore.

Does love endure long suffering? Does love have a reward or does love just love?

Distance separates lust from love, but what happens when you love to lust for the one you love?

Besos mami

Aguanta hasta febrero

Para hacerte el amor como un loco furioso

Overseas, it’s hard to see this love lasting endlessly. I don’t know if this wait is what it’s supposed to be. I’m sorry to give up on a love overseas. I give up ~ Lo Siento


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Determination Exists


“A thrilling read on a fantasy romance that leaves the reader thriving for more. It is definitely a delightful appetizer for the upcoming novel. 

Heartwarming, inspirational, and pleasant! The writer has a keen gift for writing and I look forward to reading more of her books. Continue to walk in your purpose!” ~ Ché 


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Life beat me up yesterday, but it didn’t knock me out completely. I am alive, and blessed to be among the living. 

My deepest sympathy goes out to the victims and their families in Alexandria, VA.  It’s a shame we can’t be safe amongst our own people of this great nation. 

On a positive note!  I am encouraged to finish my upcoming book, I still have more work to do so please be patient with me. This is a self-publishing piece from my personal journal. 

My best critic read my book last night and here is her review!  Thanks Mother!  I Love You! 

“Made it to chapter 41 with 4 pages of notes. I’m really enjoying it. It’s well written, spiritual, funny, honest and very sweet and loving like God made you. You are his unique creation. Living and walking in your truth. I’m proud to call you mine. You have blessed me beyond words. ❤️ goodnight 💤” ~@joybabygran


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Fantasy?  Good | Bad

It seems to me that to every good thing we experience there also seems to be a bad thing that comes along with it. 

The word fantasy derived from the Greek word Phantazein which means to make visible. 

FANTASY is different 

The definitions I found of a “fantasy’ vary according to which dictionary you pull this information from, but I found a few that was befitting for my blog. 


I. A fantasy is a daydream, a delusion, a figment of my imagination, or a pipe dream.  

II. Fantasy is imaginative literature, often set in strange places with unusual characters and the use of magic.  

III. Fantasy is also described as the power or process of creating especially unrealistic or improbable mental images in response to psychological need.  

Interesting…
I was always a daydreamer growing up, fantasizing about being a princess, but it’s not my fault. I was only reading books back in the day. Books about Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. That’s what my fairytales looked like. 

But now that I have grown some, I’ve started to create my own fantasies, daydreaming about many, many things I want out of this life. Daily my fantasies can be sparked by any specific element; such as a car, a mountain, a beach, heck even a man.  Shortly after that spark, I began to plan in details on what the fantasy should look like. I dream about it, write about it and try to make it appear as if it was real. 


To do that, I had to use my creative imaginative literature and visualize myself to be placed in strange places, such as an island, with unusual characters to play the role in my pipe dream. 

I had to use my resources to respond to the psychological need I had at the time; however I don’t think I used any type of magic to make it come true. At least, I hope I didn’t. I only took an imaginary theme and made it my reality. 

The stronghold became so deep, some believe that maybe there was some type of magic or supernatural powers involved. 

All I know is ~ it is hard as hell to let go. If there was any magic involved to make my Dream come true, forgive me Lord, I thought it was all you!  

❤️

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/fantasy