Poetry: Work So Hard

By Monica C. Voskamp   Work so hard just to Create a space where you feel Safe.   Work so hard just to Pretend everyday that you are Okay.   Work so hard just to Prove to everyone you are Enough.   Work so hard just to Hope to God you won’t come Undone.   [...]

Poetry: Language of Love

By Monica C. Voskamp   When you look at me  I see diamonds in your eyes, When you touch me I feel the vulnerable meet.   I melt in your presence I melt in the moments We have alone We share being one.   You see me through The grid of love You see me [...]

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. [...]