Poetry: Pretty Red Door

By Monica C. Voskamp   I entered and that I regret,  The room with the pretty red door. It wasn’t so pretty inside. It was colourless yet you could feel The depth of black evil. You could taste the sound of deep sorrow. You could feel the pain of grave mistakes. It wasn’t a pretty [...]

Poetry: The Contention

By Monica C. Voskamp   You can’t erase All that pain. You can’t magically Replace the hurt. You can’t undo Anything that is past. You can’t. And that you can’t Makes you feel Powerless.   Powerless, the power You’ve known so well. You can’t change All that was done. You can’t rewind And recreate. You [...]

Poetry: Fires of Yesterday

By Monica C. Voskamp   Standing at the edge of today You look around with disbelief and disdain The house has burned to black ashes now Only distant memories run and around and play.   Standing in the midst of those memories You look and around, pause and contemplate The years have spit out flames [...]

Poetry: Summer Song

By Monica C. Voskamp   Floated away Late one summer's eve My heart's song.   I search the wind The forests deep I search the creeks, The streams and trees But cannot find her.   Captured somewhere Her voice can't speak My heart's song.   I call out to the stars I scream into the [...]

Poetry: Redeem

By Monica C. Voskamp   Redeem Redeem what is so wrong Redeem what now Is not.   Redeem Redeem what's beyond my powers Redeem my story, Now.   I need a lifeline I need a Saviour I need a hope In times I see none.   I need you more than I’ve ever Wished to admit [...]

Poetry: Shattered Soul

By Monica C. Voskamp Shattered soul Broken discarded and overused. You are shattered Yet still you breathe.   In your jagged broken pieces You gulp in short bursts of Twisted Oxygen By allowing your soul To shatter a little more.   A little more pleasure A little more hurt A little more abuse A little [...]