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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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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I Am a Woman

I know we have love for each other, but in relationships we get tired.  If and when I feel I deserve a hell of a lot more from you, I will tell you that I want to be away from you and I have valid reasons why; but you say the exact words I need to hear to make me stay.

I can not be content without you telling me that you love me. I don’t care how many times you’ve said it in the past.  
You always wait until I walk away. 

This is the cycle of my life that I do not understand.  I will find a way. 

Raquel ©