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 [...]
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 [...]
By Monica C. Voskamp You could have walked away In distain. You could have looked away From my pain. You could have left me to tire out You could have let the waves Take hold of me. But you are not the fool To play the part Of watching a tired soul Drown. [...]
I’m fighting the current But I’m all worn out. I cannot keep quiet Soon I will drown.
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. ❤ [...]
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 [...]
**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 [...]