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. Always hope. Always [...]

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.   [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Poetry: Pretty Red Door

By Monica C. Voskamp   I entered and that I regret,  The room with the pretty red door. It wasn’t so pretty inside. It was colourless yet you could feel The depth of black evil. You could taste the sound of deep sorrow. You could feel the pain of grave mistakes. It wasn’t a pretty [...]