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 tears are love

Tenderly kissing you over and over.

She cradles your soul gently

She knows how fragile you are

While oh so strong.

Let it go, the tears, let them flow.

Those tears are love

Tenderly assuring you

Everything you feared

Is really not so.

You are loved.

You are enough.

Let go the notion,

You are not.

Let go and let in,

This preciousness,

Love.

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

*Photo Credit: Photo by Eric Ward on Unsplash

Poetry: Here

By Monica C. Voskamp

What did I do so wrong

To get here?

How could have I missed

All those bleeping signs?

How did I, how did I

End up here?

Broken shattered mess.

They call me hopeless

But still I protest

Is it delusion or is it hope

I don’t really want to know

I just know I need to leave,

Get out of here.

Everywhere I look

There is glass.

Millions and millions of shards

Broken sharp edged glass.

Pieces of life

The wrongs of others

The wrongs of mine

All chaotic around.

What did I do so wrong

To end up here?

I thought I had some good in my heart

I would like to think I’m not that bad

But if so, then surely,

Surely I wouldn’t be standing

In the dismantled chards

Of here.

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

*Photo Credit: Photo by veeterzy on Unsplash