Poetry: Your Greatest Truth

By Monica C. Voskamp

 

Tell me please

Help me understand

Why do you lock yourself away

Why do you shut down?

It’s your worst mistake.

 

Love isn’t something to be afraid of.

Love isn’t something to run from.

So why, why the heck do you run?

 

Why do you hide

Why do you shut down

And fight like hell itself

To keep love out?

 

It’s a greater pain, I defend.

Than to be rejected, abandoned

To be unloved, unwanted

My souls reels hard

To risk, to relive such wounding

Ever again.

 

My spirit strives back & reminds:

Love doesn’t win this way you know;

Darkness does.

Darkness shuts out.

It traps, it enslaves

It condemns you to

A lonely life.

 

It refuses to acknowledge it’s curse.

It refuses to admit it’s dark secrets.

It only lies,

Dark evil thrives

On denying existence of love-light.

 

For darkness is true to it’s name,

Always covers

Always cowers

Always masks the truth

Of what really is

Good and beautiful.

 

Yes, It’s a bit maddening

When you let light in,

You see life exposed.

You realize beauty was hidden

Purposely from you.

The sting of this is great.

But darling there is no other way

Light is the only way,

To find your healing truth.

 

No matter how long it takes you,

Love keeps on steady.

It shines integrity.

It’s the order in this world

That drives chaos mad.

 

Love is standing up for you

Love is standing ready,

Ready to lead you

In truth.

 

Yes, it might hurt at first

To see lies exposed.

But just linger long.

Let your soul heal.

Breathe love in.

 

Don’t you worry

That you’re trembling afraid

That you’re still overwhelmed

By so much pain

So much anger

So much doubt.

When you let love in,

You will find an anchor strong.

 

Love remains.

Love defends.

Love conquers all.

Love reserves the very best for you.

 

Love doesn’t hide.

Love doesn’t distort truth.

Love is only good to you.

 

Dear bleeding soul,

Let down your walls,

Let love in.

It is your greatest truth.

 

Always believe. Always hope. Always love. 💕

 

*Photo Credits: https://unsplash.com/@cathalmacan

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