Poetry: Consoling Human

By Monica C. Voskamp

 

Hon,

Why you being so hard on yourself?

Don’t you see the whole entire

Race of humanity

Is struggling

-Just like you.

 

See you aren’t alone

In this vast flood of moving flesh

Hurting souls and weariness.

See you are not alone

But really very much

Together in humanity.

 

Hon,

Don’t you know how much you mean

Even when you get it all wrong?

Don’t erase the entire value of you

Just because today was shitty

Or yesterday, or a month of days

You still outshine everything.

 

Take a bathe in the sunshine

Let your cheeks dress up in a smile

Let your tears water the garden

Let your snores stir up the neighbour.

 

Don’t you worry hun

You’re just as human as the rest of us

Stop trying to be so brave…

You’re only and wonderfully

My fellow human.

 

And in my opinion,

(Which I want to you believe

As a grand favour to yourself)

Being a heart-beating human

Makes you pretty great. 🙂

 

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

*Photo Credit: Photo by Ryoji Iwata on Unsplash

 

 

Poetry: Girl on High Wire

By Monica C. Voskamp

 

Confidence renewed,

She places her foot

Firmly down on

Thick knotted wire.

 

Inhaling deep

She lets go

All anxieties,

And steadies herself.

 

Balancing slow

Calming her heart

She wills herself

To step forward.

 

I can do this

She says

I can do this again.

 

Watch her,

And smile

There she goes

Girl on high wire.

 

Always believe. Always hope. Always love. ❤

*Photo Credit: Photo by Krys Alex on Unsplash

 

 

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

With dignity.

 

Be brave.

Exhale your fears

Ground yourself

In this place.

 

Be brave.

Anchor in Love,

Your victory flag.

 

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. 💕

*Photo Credit: https://unsplash.com/@nikolasnoonan