Heavy Soul

Weighted down

Like a heavy October frost,

My soul is pressed heavy

With a weight of sad.

It’s a weight that sits deep

With a presence that promises

To never leave, never give reprieve

Never give an opportunity to escape.

Escape, isn’t that what we want?

To find a moment of relief

From all this crazy of pain

Chaos, nonsensical madness.

I could numb.

I could distract.

Instead I do the opposite,

I feel, and I feel sad.

© 2020 MONICA C. VOSKAMP
Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

Photo Credit: Photo by Flo P on Unsplash

In the Middle of the Night

Wide awake in the middle of the night,

Can’t sleep, can’t get you off my mind.

No saying how this story will go,

No saying when these thoughts quiet down.

I’ve tossed and turned and tried to think

Of a way to make wrongs become right.

But the more I try the harder it seems,

To rewrite a story without any flaws.

It’s not easy to confront the storm inside.

It’s not so easy but I stay this fight

For otherwise I find myself dead awake

Consumed with you in the middle of the night.

© 2020 MONICA C. VOSKAMP

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

Photo Credit: Jr Korpa @unsplash photos

Poetry: Your Dreams

Catch your dreams

Paint them on the night sky

Don’t let one day pass

Without you giving them life.

Catch your dreams

Look them in the eye

Don’t waste another moment

Or second in time.

Catch your dreams

Hold them dear and close

Etch them into your heart

Never let them go.

 

© 2020 MONICA C. VOSKAMP

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

*Photo Credit: Photo by Jaime Handley on Unsplash

Poetry: SOS

By Monica C. Voskamp

Broken, cut straight open,

I didn’t know how much

The wounding hurt for I

Swallowed whole the pill of numb.

Broken, cut straight open,

I didn’t know I’d feel

The accumulated pain

Pound my punctured arteries.

Broken, cut straight open,

I didn’t realize my stupor

So obviously bleeded out

SOS, I need some help.

© 2020 MONICA C. VOSKAMP
Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

Photo Credit: Thomas Bjornstad on Unsplash