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 [...]

Poetry: Hiding Away

By Monica C. Voskamp Hide, hide away. Under the covers, Under bulky sweaters. Hide, hide away With the oreos With the ice cream. Hide, hide away Deny, deny away All those feelings. You can hide, You can deny, You can lie. But darling your life Is worth far more Than hiding away. Always hope. Always [...]

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 [...]

Poetry: Unicorn Dreams

By Monica C. Voskamp   She was a beauty. I tilted her chin up. Last week’s scars had healed. The body was such a magical thing.   She dusted off her hands As she got up from her fall x 102. She was a determined spirit And had her eyes set on Biking the family [...]

Poetry: Work So Hard

By Monica C. Voskamp   Work so hard just to Create a space where you feel Safe.   Work so hard just to Pretend everyday that you are Okay.   Work so hard just to Prove to everyone you are Enough.   Work so hard just to Hope to God you won’t come Undone.   [...]