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 dark

I call her name loud

Every turn I make

Yet still cannot find

My heart’s song.


I’m so sorry

Tears stream down

I’m sorry for mistaking

The beauty you were

And letting the dark

Become your hiding place.


I’m so sorry

Again I apologize

I know you’re afraid

I know you’re broken

Silent melody now.


Hiding somewhere

Scared to come out

My heart’s song.


I won’t give up

I know you’re longing

To play notes of joy

I promise you,

You will sing again.


I will find you,

Mend your broken strings

Hold you close, help you see

It’s still possible

To sing.


I catch winter’s cold

Let him carry me

Into the ice below

Determined to find

My heart’s song.


Frozen somewhere

In past chaos,

She is covered deep

Waiting for warmth

Of gentle healing free.


I’ll find the key

With sunlight’s love

Melt frozen lyrics

Free serenade sweet

My summer song.


Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

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