Poetry: Cup of Loss

By Monica C. Voskamp   Your cup once full Brimming beautiful Laughter dancing Light and free Like foamed cream On coffee.   But suddenly full, It was not.   Echoing silence In the hollow space Once held memories Now gone, Just like that.   Cup once full, Eerily still New liquid pours in.   Misery, [...]

Poetry: Shattered Soul

By Monica C. Voskamp Shattered soul Broken discarded and overused. You are shattered Yet still you breathe.   In your jagged broken pieces You gulp in short bursts of Twisted Oxygen By allowing your soul To shatter a little more.   A little more pleasure A little more hurt A little more abuse A little [...]

Poetry: Complex Simplicity

By Monica C. Voskamp   Am I still loved Though I weigh far too much? Am I still loved When my hair falls out? Am I still loved When age creases my skin? Am I still loved Please tell me, Am I still enough?   I don’t feel loved As I watch myself Metamorphosis into [...]

Poetry: Abuse

By Monica C. Voskamp   You slam me down With your looks. You tell me I'm nothing By belittling my smarts. You keep me at a distance Never let me  know What actually is Love.   You use me Like I'm some pitiful object. You couldn't care less If I am hurting. You say you [...]

Poetry: Walls of Grace

By Monica C. Voskamp   Inside these walls I stand. Inside these walls I can Let down my guard. Inside these walls I find  I am safe.   Inside these walls I can smile. Inside these walls I relax. Inside these walls I am free.   I’m free to be, to cry. I’m  free to [...]

Poetry: Your Greatest Truth

By Monica C. Voskamp   Tell me please Help me understand Why do you lock yourself away Why do you shut down? It’s your worst mistake.   Love isn’t something to be afraid of. Love isn’t something to run from. So why, why the heck do you run?   Why do you hide Why do [...]