Poetry: A Thousand Steps of Faith

By Monica C. Voskamp   “Come, just one more. ” I protest, “Didn’t you see How many steps I took All of yesterday?!”   “Come,” you say “Just one more today One foot forward is All  you need to take.”   You gently wait Till I nod and agree. We breathe in hope  More than [...]

Poetry: Unprecedented Times

By Monica C. Voskamp   Can you give me a bed an ocean size? I need a place to rest these tears. Can you stretch the arms of heaven wide? I need a power to hold me up.   It was light and then it was dark I saw a flicker of hope and then [...]

Poetry: Clarity

By Monica C. Voskamp   It was crazy. Chaos was everywhere. Life was a living nightmare. Her skin was cold from the pelting rain. Her clothes were worn from the long journey. Her boat was rattled from the nightmare tsunami. Nothing was different but everything changed When she woke up to the sound of clarity. [...]

Poetry: I’ll Help You

By Monica C. Voskamp   “Will you help me?” Asked the old lady On the corner street Her voice eager with hope.   Her clothes were faded. Her teeth were stained. Her hair was unbrushed. Her body was shivering.   “Will you help me?" asked the old lady To the young man passing her by. [...]

Poetry: Tell Him a Message

By Monica C. Voskamp Do you miss me the way I miss you It’s only been a few days But last week already feels Like too many years ago.   Do you think of me Before you sleep like I think of you? Do you imagine me in your arms Safe secure and feeling of [...]

Poetry: Can you hear me?

By Monica C. Voskamp Can you hear me, she asks. Eyelids slowly lift up Intense orbs gaze on you. Time stands still in this Intimate exposure of truth.   No words are spoken at all Just a million and one shades Of questions and concerns Of worries and fears Of love clearly written.   All [...]

Poetry: Almost

By Monica C. Voskamp It was like a sea of ocean blue The skies were that bright and vibrant She could almost taste the freshness Of a warm spring day Almost.   She smiled as she kept her head Tilted up towards the tapestry Of deep blues and puffy white clouds Her eyes soaked in [...]