The Poetry Journal

Inspirational quotes and short stories on romance and travel


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Travel creates Happiness

Life has changed since I was 17!

I attended college immediately after high school. That experience of being independent from my parents was a culture shock, but it was also rewarding meeting new friends. I learned to depend on my roommates, my college sweethearts, to get me through my independence, but most importantly I had to learn to depend on myself.

I had to hold myself accountable for getting to my 8:00 am Business class on the other side of the campus. I did not pass that class my first semester. Luckily, I had some great friends who chose to succeed in college and I wanted to do the same.

Life changed after I finished my second year of college. My father passed away right before the summer I was scheduled to return. I couldn’t go back to that college. I decided I wanted to start working. I remember my mother and our cousin Robin helped me get my first apartment. It was so cute. I had thrift furniture. I can remember it being so economical and simple. It was mine! It was my responsibility. It was my happiness.

After waiting 14 years to marry the man I wanted to marry, I had 3 gorgeous sons. Blessed to be with the man I chose to spend the rest of my life with; I was happy. The Lord loved me enough to allow that matrimony. Thank you, Lord.

Life changed after Marcel passed away. I miss him, but I am still here trying to create my own happiness.

I begin to travel overseas and I met some new friends. Traveling makes me happy.

As my life continues to change, sometimes I stop and try to wait for someone to bring me happiness, but why wait for that when I can create my own happiness.

My time is now.

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Speechless

Why would someone go into a hotel and start shooting into a crowd of people from the 32nd floor of a Hotel? #Route91🙏🏽 #LasVegas #HatredHurts

I am speechless.

Filling the Emptiness

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1 ESV


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From Sunrise to Sunset

A sunrise could be something that is very uplifting to you. A new romantic encounter, a new idea, or a newborn baby. 

This sunrise brings light into your situation and provides a ray of hope and inspiration, a tingling inclination of love, a burst of entrepreneurship or a new responsibility and with all of that you may experience happiness, bliss, and success.  

Then when the sun sets, the lights will be dim, the love fades, the ideas are not producing the results you expected and the newborn cries all the time.  

Do not give up on the fact that tomorrow the sun will rise again and the opportunity for the light to shine in you will come daily.  

Keep living and keep striving to get the results you desire.  

For every sunrise, there will be a sunset. 


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Love never fails, but we do.

Love with good intentions.  Even when you doubt that it’s true love, love them anyway.  Love with the intent that they may never love you the same way you love, but don’t take it personally.  

Love is a choice and when you are faced with choosing to love someone you will know.  After you’ve loved (with or without boundaries) and you choose to leave that love, leave knowing that your love did not fail because you chose to love with good intentions.  Even though we fell in love, Love never fails us.  

Pat yourself on the back for having the courage to love.  

Raquel©


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Know and Experience both

Know the church but also Experience a realationship with the Holy Trinity. 

The Lord’s Grace is Sufficient for us all. Worship in Spirit & in Truth on a deeper level. You should not always depend on the church to feed you. Your knowledge and understanding comes from within. No matter where you are in your walk, you have access to the Holy Trinity at anytime. Get there if you haven’t already and if you are there, continue to encourage others. #Faith #Hope #Love


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You will know 


You will know when you get there. That inclination that there’s more to life than just here and now. That force that pushes you to move forward. That door that closes behind you and you don’t want to look back. Yes, move forward and don’t look back. 

#justluvseries #thepathofinsecurities #standfirminrestoration #victoryinvulnerability #poetryjournal 


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Destiny

Every year I AM blessed to be in the presence of people who have the gift of prophecy at Prayer Explosion.  Last year, this woman thanked the Lord for my destiny.  She said, Oh what a destiny!  

I AM & will always be a work in progress. I try to go where HE leads me and I will never question it. #justluvseries #thepathofinsecurities #standfirminrestoration #victoryinvulnerability #poetryjournal #HISdestiny4me