Poetry: Winds of Change

By Monica C. Voskamp

Calm & quiet your heart

Just be still

Let all the voices of the world

Fade away into

Whispers of yesterday.

Hush your anxious heart

Just be still

Let all the fears of tomorrow

Fade away into

The winds of change.

It’s okay to question

It’s okay to doubt

It’s okay to wonder

What is beyond today.

Just don’t get so lost

In the future or the past

That you lose the magic

Of what is now.

Calm & still your heart

Just be still

Let all the hands of control

Fade away into the

Assurance of miracles.

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

*Photo Credit: Photo by ben o’bro on Unsplash

Poetry: Shattered Mosaic

By Monica C. Voskamp


Broken, again

Can’t stop this vase

From shattering

How many times

How many times

Can I shatter

And rebuild?


Hope, don’t you dare 

Lose your hold on me

Be the super glue

That pieces me together

Every time I break

Be the peace that fills

Every crevice of



Love, promise me

You will be the light

That shines through my mosaic

Transform all the shattered veins

Weave them into a masterpiece

Only your power has the ability to



Always hope. Always believe. Always love. 💕

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Poetry: Love Stays

By Monica C. Voskamp



Thank you for not

Having a price tag.

Thank you for not

Putting conditions on me.


Love, thank you

For reaching out

And hugging me

Right here, right now.


No matter how weird I looked

You never saw me like that

You stayed

When others walked out

God, you stayed.


Love, I’m only just seeing  you now

I’ve been searching for so long

Crying out bitter tears.

I had almost given up

A couple times.


Yet you illuminated 

In a few unexpected places

Not the likely ones, but the best

Those people in my life have

The scent of  You.


Love, thank you

For staying with me

I know I’m saying that a lot.


But I needed you,

And you’re the one

Who chose to stay.


You stayed

In years of dark

In rooms of shame

In unseen abuse

Love you’re the one

Who stayed.


You still loved me

You didn’t leave

And I’m awed

Grateful and relieved.


Love, thank you

For being my true and steady.

For always making a point

To let me know

I’m not alone.


You’re still here with me.

Because that’s what you do,

Love always stays


Always hope. Always believe. Always love. 💞

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