Poetry: Afraid of Love

By Monica C. Voskamp   So afraid Afraid to trust Afraid the girl inside me Will be betrayed once more Afraid the woman I travel inside Will be discarded, kicked out the door Afraid so afraid to let anyone dare Dare come into this haven place This vulnerable fragile soul Afraid so afraid to trust [...]

The Love Chase: Paused here, Afraid.

By Monica C. Voskamp I do so much to silence this deep ache inside. I deny. I run. I hide. I ignore the jagged lines in my soul, Bleeding out dark pain untold. I don’t want to face this pain in me. I don’t want it’s dark misery. My stomach curls. I feel it’s weight. [...]