Poetry: Bleeding Heart

By Monica C. Voskamp

Bleeding heart

Please stop for an instant.

I need to still breathe,

Yet you are tearing

Every bit of oxygen from me.

Bleeding heart

Please stop for a moment

It can’t be that bad

But you protest it can

As I feel currents of

Warmth stream down

My heated cheeks.

Bleeding heart

You may be alone tonight

You may be alone tomorrow

You may be alone yesterday

But bleeding heart

Still breathe.

Still breathe, please.


Know while you bleed

You are still loved.

You are still enough.

You haven’t lost your worth

Just because you bleed

An ocean red.

Bleeding heart,

You are not alone really

For many others have felt

This deep searing inner pain

Many others have been betrayed

Many others have been devastated

Many others have been soul crushed

Left struggling to go on.

Bleeding heart

Let hope meet you here

Right where you are as you are.

There’s no need to be ashamed,

You are still enough.

You are still loved.

You are still beautiful

Even with your river of tears

Even with your bleeding heart.


*Photo Credit: Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

Poetry: Soul Talk

By Monica C. Voskamp


Feel that there?

That is your heart beat.

Feel that pain awakening?

That is your soul.

Your soul saying,

I hurt.

I need.

I want.

I am,


Your soul knows how to speak.

Listen dear heart.

Listen to your soul,



Always love. Always hope. Always believe. ❤


*Cover Photo Credits: Photo by Art by Lønfeldt on Unsplash


The Void, the Voice.

By Monica C. Voskamp


the Void inside.

such a deep dark hole.

a bottomless pit.

who could, who has

escaped it?


the Voice inside.

such a persistent thing.

it calls me names.

it tells me lies.

it keeps on, keeps on



the Void. the Voice.

my soul begs to be released.

released from fear, shame, guilt,

all this mad suffering.


the Void. the Voice.

how come I can’t realize

the Voice inside dictates

the Void inside?


Soul Speak.

speak deep into me.

speak healing into these

areas much too hard for me.

speak your power of wisdom,

kindness, love and truth.

speak your voice, oh soul,

speak into me.


Photo Credit: Photo by Molly Belle on Unsplash


Always love. Always hope. Always believe in these. ❤