Poetry: Bleeding Heart

By Monica C. Voskamp   Bleeding heart Please stop for an instant. I need to still breathe, Yet you are tearing Every bit of oxygen from me.   Bleeding heart Please stop for a moment It can’t be that bad But you protest it can As I feel currents of Warmth stream down My heated [...]

Poetry: The Contention

By Monica C. Voskamp   You can’t erase All that pain. You can’t magically Replace the hurt. You can’t undo Anything that is past. You can’t. And that you can’t Makes you feel Powerless.   Powerless, the power You’ve known so well. You can’t change All that was done. You can’t rewind And recreate. You [...]

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 Heartbreak. [...]

Escape Poem: the fear of safe.

By Monica C. Voskamp Ever want to just escape? All the emotion. All that's hidden in you? All that's exposed of you? That's how I felt this week. Writing about rape this week was like an emotional unlocking. Unlocking of images I wished I could hide. Memories and moments, I want to deny. People, I [...]