We Chose

Audio Poetry Reading: We Chose
This is not how the story was suppose to go.
You and me were meant to be fighters, the heroes.
But here we are the underdogs
It seems to me
We didn't even come close.


How did it come to this?
How did we lose our faith?
How did we fall off course?

My God, we chose.


We chose to fall,
We chose to stray
The twisted path.

We chose to stay
In the hardest place,
We chose to fall from grace.


But if we chose the fall,
We can choose the rise.
If we chose despair,
We can choose the hope.


Ten years from now, let us rendezvous 
And bare to each other, soul to soul.
May we say with joy, 
May we say with pride:
My God, we chose the hope.

© 2021 MONICA C. VOSKAMP

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. 💕

Photo Credit: Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Emotion of Sad

My emotion is sad.

She resides in the deep 

And travels my veins 

She weighs down the soul

And hollows out bones.

My emotion is sad.

She exhales long the breath

And bends low my frame 

She stretches down the face 

And curls small my heart. 

My emotion is sad

This I know 

And this I know, well. 

© 2021 MONICA C. VOSKAMP

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. 💕

*Photo Credit: https://unsplash.com/@pawel_czerwinski

Poetry: Your Dreams

Catch your dreams

Paint them on the night sky

Don’t let one day pass

Without you giving them life.

Catch your dreams

Look them in the eye

Don’t waste another moment

Or second in time.

Catch your dreams

Hold them dear and close

Etch them into your heart

Never let them go.

 

© 2020 MONICA C. VOSKAMP

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

*Photo Credit: Photo by Jaime Handley on Unsplash

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. ❤

Photo Credit: Thomas Bjornstad on Unsplash