Poetry: Pretty Red Door

By Monica C. Voskamp   I entered and that I regret,  The room with the pretty red door. It wasn’t so pretty inside. It was colourless yet you could feel The depth of black evil. You could taste the sound of deep sorrow. You could feel the pain of grave mistakes. It wasn’t a pretty [...]

Poetry: Anxiety

By Monica C. Voskamp   Hands clutching round my throat I struggle for a breath. Heart beats pounding in my chest I struggle to get free.   Captor laughs in scorn Mocking words: “You want Free?” His grip tightens harder As his fingers interlock around me.   I writhe and struggle Gasp and try scream [...]

Poetry: Be Brave

By Monica C. Voskamp You need to be brave. You need to stop this running And finally face the storm.   Be brave. This is what you need to conquer. This is what you need to find Healing.   Face your storm, my dear It’s time for you to rise up And weather this storm [...]

Poetry: ..the monsters limits..

By Monica C. Voskakmp   They were constricting. Constricting faster than her heart could beat. All this anxiety, All this fear, Constricting her very life beat.   Thoughts consuming, Worries building. Always ever only constricting her ability To live, thrive and breathe.   Fear kept tightening its chains Round her weary body. Worry kept sucking [...]

Poetry: ..Beautiful Madness..

By Monica C. Voskamp   It was a kaleidoscope. Everywhere she looked Things were both beautiful yet skewed. She couldn't make sense of the picture she saw, Yet somehow it was still so beautiful.   Hours ran into days, Days into months. Time was just a blurred run away train. Yet time was also slipping [...]

Anxiety: The Juggling Act

By Monica C. Voskamp Anxiety. Fear. Panic Attacks. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. These effect one's health. For years they have effected mine, from mild to debilitating. A few years ago, I had one such panic attack. I was walking down a sidewalk on my way to church. I was nearing a plaza where a former [...]