Poetry: Illusion of the Eyes

By Monica C. Voskamp   I watch her spin and turn She glides across the floor On tiptoe flawlessly.   I watch her fall and rise The beauty and chaos Holds me mesmerized.   I watch her dance Across the stage of life Her body soulful and sweet Laughter floats across the floor Her smile [...]

Poetry: Anxiety

By Monica C. Voskamp   Hands clutching round my throat I struggle for a breath. Heart beats pounding in my chest I struggle to get free.   Captor laughs in scorn Mocking words: “You want Free?” His grip tightens harder As his fingers interlock around me.   I writhe and struggle Gasp and try scream [...]

Poetry: Soul Talk

By Monica C. Voskamp   Feel that there? That is your heart beat. Feel that pain awakening? That is your soul. Your soul saying, I hurt. I need. I want. I am, Lost. Your soul knows how to speak. Listen dear heart. Listen to your soul, Talk.   Always love. Always hope. Always believe. ❤ [...]

Anxiety: The Juggling Act

By Monica C. Voskamp Anxiety. Fear. Panic Attacks. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. These effect one's health. For years they have effected mine, from mild to debilitating. A few years ago, I had one such panic attack. I was walking down a sidewalk on my way to church. I was nearing a plaza where a former [...]

When Scars become Beautiful.

**Trigger Warning** By Monica C. Voskamp 6 years ago, I held a sharp blade in my fingers. It was a tiny orange paper cutter blade. The slice was narrow, red. The first cut into my skin was jagged; I had pulled the blade with hesitation. I can still see the skin breaking. Scared to go [...]