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 ride To [...]

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.   [...]

Poetry: A Thousand Steps of Faith

By Monica C. Voskamp “Come, just one more. ” I protest, “Didn’t you see How many steps I took All of yesterday?!” “Come,” you say “Just one more today One foot forward is All  you need to take.” You gently wait Till I nod and agree. We breathe in hope  More than we can see.  [...]

Poetry: Unprecedented Times

By Monica C. Voskamp Can you give me a bed an ocean size? I need a place to rest these tears. Can you stretch the arms of heaven wide? I need a power to hold me up. It was light and then it was dark I saw a flicker of hope and then It quickly [...]

Poetry: Clarity

By Monica C. Voskamp It was crazy. Chaos was everywhere. Life was a living nightmare. Her skin was cold from the pelting rain. Her clothes were worn from the long journey. Her boat was rattled from the nightmare tsunami. Nothing was different but everything changed When she woke up to the sound of clarity. She [...]