Poetry: Story of Us

By Monica C. Voskamp

Rolling off my tongue

So easily this sound

Letters dancing fluidly

As I murmur your name

Out loud.

Sliding across my mind

A natural flow of life

Thoughts laugh happily

As I contemplate your way

With me.

Vibrating all my inside

A kaleidoscope of hope

Colours changing constantly

As I encounter your energy

Supreme.

Delighting all my senses

Foreign abstract art of love

Emotions finding alignment

As I centre in the story

Of us.

 © 2020 MONICA C. VOSKAMP
Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤️

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Poetry: Intimacy

By Monica C. Voskamp

You take me deeper

Down into the realms

Of mystery and divine.

You take me deeper

Into the sacred place

Of our souls combined.

You pull back the curtain

Ever so gently.

You beckon me to come

Follow your lead.

It’s a beautiful invitation

One I can take or leave.

And because it’s so gentle

I’m drawn to discovery.

You show me your soul

Authentic and raw.

You welcome my thoughts

My questions and dreams.

Then you hold out the offering

The most vulnerable of all

The gift I share with you

Sheer intimacy.

 © 2020 MONICA C. VOSKAMP
Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤️

*Photo Credit: https://unsplash.com/@jonathanborba

The Story of Wind & Flame.

By Monica C. Voskamp

“Do not lie

Do not betray me,

Said the fire to the wind

As he merged forces with her.

I will never.

I will always move

With thee,

I will never blow

Thee out.

Promised beautiful Wind.

Fire glowed.

His warmth blazed around her

A strong steady brilliant flame.

Wind succumbed to his charm

She was his promised power forever.

Years past

Wind kept her promise

She stayed faithfully

She protected him

From every threat

That dared try drown out

The great flame of the world.

Till one day.

One day Wind opened her eyes.

She saw more than the

Orange memzering flames.

She felt more than the

Beautiful warmth of his strength.

She heard the cries of another

The children of Earth

Begging for mercy,

Longing for hope

Pleading for justice.

Wind realized she had

Stayed the faithful breeze

While fire strayed, swept the earth

With his power lust & greed.

Fire was out of control

He raged.

He destroyed.

He glorified only himself.

Wind was the loyal kind,

Not one to betray.

But Earth was suffering,

Weeping black ashes every day.

Wind couldn’t look the other way.

Though heart had pledged to loyalty,

Wind had also vowed to uphold

Love, justice, integrity, and mercy.

The innocence of Earth

Cried out desperately, like a hurting child

Wind could not deny Earth’s pain

And she could not neglect

When it was in her ability to help.

Wind saw the brutal damage

Fire had made every inch of the map.

Wind wept bitter tears

Her love was no longer on the same page.

Her sweet love had turned from good

To only greed and power

He was now known a destructive terror.

Earth’s living nightmare horror.

Wind’s heart screamed

As she turned on her love

She turned on him full,

And broke her loyalty vow.

Summoning every breathe

She struck him in one fatal blow.

And just like that

Fire’s blaze was no more.

Only dying embers remained.

Only ashes played tears

On Wind’s face.

Her heart ached every day

At the vow she broke

With her first and last

Her only love,

Her heartbreak flame.

But Wind finds hope

As she watches child Earth.

As she watches joy unfolding.

Earth is flourishing

Earth is healing.

Earth is rebuilding.

Wind retells her story of love & pain.

She tells of his greed. his mistakes.

She tells of her naive. her regrets.

But she always tells child Earth,

The story has the most beautiful ending

For out of the pain of her sacrifice

Came a story of hope & rebirth

The story of how Wind & Flame

Created a new & better,

Planet Earth.

 © 2020 MONICA C. VOSKAMP
Always hope. Always belive. Always love. ❤

*Photo Credit: Photo by Denys Argyriou on Unsplash

Poetry: Afraid of Love

By Monica C. Voskamp

 

So afraid

Afraid to trust

Afraid the girl inside me

Will be betrayed once more

Afraid the woman I travel inside

Will be discarded, kicked out the door

Afraid so afraid to let anyone dare

Dare come into this haven place

This vulnerable fragile soul

Afraid so afraid to trust

Trust one more time

Afraid of love.

 

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. 💕

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Poetry: Never Let Me Go

By Monica C. Voskamp

 

Hold me in your heart

Never let me go

Remember me in the haze

Remember me every sunrise

Hold me in your heart, my love

Never let me go.

 

I know there will be days

When love feels so far away

Don’t let that be your compass

Don’t let that cloud your eyes

Always remember love is greater

So hold me in your heart, my love

Never let me go.

 

I know there will be a time

When all the wrongs become right

For healing comes in supernatural ways

Healing comes by the ancient of days

Don’t let your vision drift off course

Just hold me in your heart, my love

Never let me go.

 

Yes hold me, in every heartbeat sound

Hold me in every starless night

Hold me in the longest night

For in the holding,  you will find.

 

My heart, holding you close.

My heart, singing your song.

My heart, joined with yours.

Darling love,  I’m never letting you go.

 

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. 💕

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