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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This Life


Life can be short, but I’ve lived long enough to know you gotta enjoy life while you can. 

Tried to get my sons out of the house to take care of business, but they don’t like hanging out with me unless I am taking them shopping. My feelings were hurt. Therefore I came to swing on my neighbor’s porch and noticed the cutest handmade flower 🌺 pot holders!

#AprilFoolsDay2017 

#Neighborlylove