We Chose

Audio Poetry Reading: We Chose
This is not how the story was suppose to go.
You and me were meant to be fighters, the heroes.
But here we are the underdogs
It seems to me
We didn't even come close.


How did it come to this?
How did we lose our faith?
How did we fall off course?

My God, we chose.


We chose to fall,
We chose to stray
The twisted path.

We chose to stay
In the hardest place,
We chose to fall from grace.


But if we chose the fall,
We can choose the rise.
If we chose despair,
We can choose the hope.


Ten years from now, let us rendezvous 
And bare to each other, soul to soul.
May we say with joy, 
May we say with pride:
My God, we chose the hope.

© 2021 MONICA C. VOSKAMP

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. 💕

Photo Credit: Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Poetry: The Energy Inside

By Monica C. Voskamp

The power swirls inside

A restless energy force

Vibrant and chaotic it builds

You pull from it how, when

And where you will.

This magical force you conjure

At your bidding and command

Growing in strength every day

It stands attentive and loyal

Obedient only to you.

Your power, your energy,

Choices to nurture and heal

Choices to create and wonder

Choices to destruct or wound.

Choices made only by you.

You are the wizard

The world is your grounds

The magic you unleash

Can flourish our kingdom

Or spread contagion doom.

Use your powers wisely

You are a greater influence

Than you possibly know.

Your choices, your power

Await inside of you.

 © 2020 MONICA C. VOSKAMP
Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

*Photo Credit: Photo by Troydon Dcruz on Unsplash