Poetry: Dare

By Monica C. Voskamp

Dare to consider.

Dare to be right or wrong.

Dare to inquire, change and grow.

Dare to listen, without pretence.

Dare to drink in, only silence.

Dare to speak, move on and let go.

Most of all dare to choose

The essence of you.

Dare, to dare.

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

Photo Credit: Photo by Alicia Petresc on Unsplash

Poetry: Write Your Page

By Monica C. Voskamp

I turned the page and found

Blank white with no scribbles.

There were no mistakes.

No scratched out lines.

No misspellings.

I savoured the moment,

So freshly untainted.

But within a few minutes

I blurbed splotches of ink.

I didn’t cringe.

I didn’t cry.

I simply acknowledged and moved on.

I look at blank pages today

With less judgement and more grace

I hold room for myself and mistakes

With freedom to learn and grow

At my own pace.

Life isn’t meant to be

The perfect fairytale story no,

Life is quite the tangled opposite

As most of us from experience know.

But no matter the harshness

There is still the magic

There is still the sacred

Written on every page.

The moment you see it

You live a little different.

You live with more grace.

So go write your pages

You’ll find the magic overlaps

In every single day.

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

*Photo Credit: Photo by Tatiana on Unsplash

Poetry: You Matter

By Monica C. Voskamp

You don’t realize
Right now the impact
You have on that person
Right there beside you.

But just because
You don’t realize
Doesn’t mean you give up.
And just because
No one recognizes
Doesn’t mean you bail.

The gift you are
The life you give,
The smiles you bring,
You don’t realize
How powerful they are.

But you need to know,
You need to hear,
You need to believe,
You matter.

Right here.
Right now.
You’re making a difference.
You’re influencing lives.
You’re changing history.

You matter.
Trust me, I know.

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

*Photo Credits: https://unsplash.com/@_kiragu_

Poetry: The Light of Dawn

By Monica C. Voskamp

Morning is bursting open

With golden shafts of light

Dawn is rejuvenating

With all her possibilities.

The silence is beautiful

Like the beginning of a song.

Relief is all consuming

When eyes see the light of dawn.

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

Photo Credit: Photo by OC Gonzalez on Unsplash

Poetry: Guiding Light

By Monica C. Voskamp

She finally saw the stars

Long been told and known as

An evil curse.

Now staring at these lights

She saw they weren’t anything 

Like she had heard.

The tiny orbs were beautiful,

Divine pinpricks in the sky

Contraire to a curse.

Many years she had believed

The night time glowing stars would

Be the death of her.

But all this time,

Those ‘cursed stars’ actually were

Her guiding light.

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

*Photo Credit: Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash