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: 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