Poetry: Rebel for Truth

By Monica C. Voskamp

 

Eyes fierce, jaw set

Heart locked and quivering lip

Betrayal had never pierced so deep.

The wrongs of time peaked their high

The chains of deception linked era to era

The mass of lies accumulating putrid smell.

She couldn’t dismiss this treacherous evil reign

No, this screwed up compass must be aligned

This fateful direction must be changed.

Lies had reigned their final day

The war of deception was on

Enough was enough.

Rebel for truth

Had come.

 

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

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Poetry: ..fear is a god..

By Monica C. Voskamp

Fear is a god.
That’s who I have worshiped
My subconscious has known this long,
My inner being has protested, strong.

It stuns me to admit
all this religion has been wrong,
Dead wrong.

Fear is a god
And one I knew well.
It all makes sense,
I didn’t know love
I didn’t know God.
I knew fear.
I knew fear
Not God.

I’m stunned and appalled.

Appalled at myself

Appalled at the church.

We got it catastrophically wrong,

the very fundamentals of who is God,

Was exchanged for a lie, a fraud.

 

I grew up in a cult not church.
I grew up in lies not truth.
I grew up under fear not God.

It relieves me very much that I bear the name of love.
It’s in my name, my DNA,
The reminder of who is God.

I bear a name I’m proud to own
A name that forever hails the truth: Love.
Fear isn’t God,
Love is.
Love is God.

Always believe. Always hope. Always love. 💕

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