Poetry: SOS

By Monica C. Voskamp

Broken, cut straight open,

I didn’t know how much

The wounding hurt for I

Swallowed whole the pill of numb.

Broken, cut straight open,

I didn’t know I’d feel

The accumulated pain

Pound my punctured arteries.

Broken, cut straight open,

I didn’t realize my stupor

So obviously bleeded out

SOS, I need some help.

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

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Poetry: Hiding Away

By Monica C. Voskamp

Hide, hide away.
Under the covers,
Under bulky sweaters.

Hide, hide away
With the oreos
With the ice cream.

Hide, hide away
Deny, deny away
All those feelings.

You can hide,
You can deny,
You can lie.

But darling your life
Is worth far more
Than hiding away.

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

Photo Credit: Photo by Omid Armin on Unsplash

Poetry: Work So Hard

By Monica C. Voskamp

 

Work so hard just to

Create a space where you feel

Safe.

 

Work so hard just to

Pretend everyday that you are

Okay.

 

Work so hard just to

Prove to everyone you are

Enough.

 

Work so hard just to

Hope to God you won’t come

Undone.

 

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤️

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Poetry: Being With You

By Monica C. Voskamp

You run your hands through my hair

And press a kiss upon my furrowed brow

You have faith to say, “It’s going to be okay, darling

The future is not any of your yesterdays.”

You have the courage to hold me close

Even as hot tears wet through your clothes

You don’t tell me to hide or be ashamed of me

Instead you trace trails of pain so lovingly.

You do what you now have the power to

And give me the chance to weep with you.

You come sit inside the deep black shadows

That have lined my soul for much too long.

You don’t excuse the darkness of humanity

You don’t dismiss the generations of wrong

Instead you reflect my pain in your eyes

You let me know I am heard and not alone.

I hear you whisper,  “Look up and see,

And I listen to your voice vulnerable.

The future is bright, the future is ours

Don’t believe any of the lies you were told.

My whole being sees, feels and knows

The way you are with me is destiny

And every day I spend being with you

I see the messy beautiful becoming whole.

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

*Photo Credit: Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Poetry: Let It Go

By Monica C. Voskamp

Please let it go.

Let it go.

The pain. The hurt. The hate.

Let it go.

Let the tears come freely.

Let the guilt run out the door.

Let your lip quiver.

Let it go as you let in,

Love.

Wash your face fresh with those tears.

Those tears are love

Tenderly kissing you over and over.

She cradles your soul gently

She knows how fragile you are

While oh so strong.

Let it go, the tears, let them flow.

Those tears are love

Tenderly assuring you

Everything you feared

Is really not so.

You are loved.

You are enough.

Let go the notion,

You are not.

Let go and let in,

This preciousness,

Love.

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

*Photo Credit: Photo by Eric Ward on Unsplash