Poetry: ..dark torture..

By Monica C. Voskamp   Run. Run. You can run, But the pain will still find you.   Numb. Numb. You can numb, But the pain is still inside you.   Deny. Deny. Oh girl, you can deny, But darling, the truth is Your pain is very much alive.   Cry-yes, you will cry It's [...]

For the Warrior in You.

By Monica C. Voskamp You are a warrior. And you may not see or feel it right now, but hope is standing strong with you. Don’t be discouraged by being in the thick of the battle, but be encouraged you are standing in the battle. You are *in*. You’re a fighter. You’re loyal. You’re committed. [...]

The real issue isn’t the issue..

By Monica C. Voskamp Why do we (continually) do things we regret? Why do we submit ourselves to a cycle of abuse when we abhor it so much? In short, the moment of pleasure and immediate comfort is cherished more than the repercussions of pain and the work of resolution. There are many reasons we [...]

The Void, the Voice.

By Monica C. Voskamp   the Void inside. such a deep dark hole. a bottomless pit. who could, who has escaped it?   the Voice inside. such a persistent thing. it calls me names. it tells me lies. it keeps on, keeps on echoing.   the Void. the Voice. my soul begs to be released. [...]