Poetry: You Matter

By Monica C. Voskamp You don’t realize Right now the impact You have on that person Right there beside you. But just because You don’t realize Doesn’t mean you give up. And just because No one recognizes Doesn’t mean you bail. The gift you are The life you give, The smiles you bring, You don’t [...]

Poetry: The Light of Dawn

By Monica C. Voskamp   Morning is bursting open With golden shafts of light Dawn is rejuvenating With all her possibilities.   The silence is beautiful Like the beginning of a song. Relief is all consuming When eyes see the light of dawn.   Photo Credit: Photo by OC Gonzalez on Unsplash

Poetry: Hiding Away

By Monica C. Voskamp Hide, hide away. Under the covers, Under bulky sweaters. Hide, hide away With the oreos With the ice cream. Hide, hide away Deny, deny away All those feelings. You can hide, You can deny, You can lie. But darling your life Is worth far more Than hiding away. Always hope. Always [...]

Poetry: Guiding Light

By Monica C. Voskamp   She finally saw the stars Long been told and known as An evil curse.   Now staring at these lights She saw they weren't anything  Like she had heard.   The tiny orbs were beautiful, Divine pinpricks in the sky Contraire to a curse.   Many years she had believed [...]

Poetry: Door of Doom

By Monica C. Voskamp   She pushed the door harder It still wouldn’t budge. Hours of work were Now seemingly in vain. In frustration, she slumped Her body against the old Wooden frame before she Sank to the floor.   It was then she heard it, A slow eerie creak. Her waning hope burst Into [...]