Poetry: Nothing More

By Monica C. Voskamp


Weary bones

I promise you

I will carry you



Aching heart

I promise you

I won’t let you break

Once more.


Tattered soul

I promise you

I will give you



I’m trying dear bones,

Dear heart and soul.

I’m trying

Yet this world keeps

Pushing me back.

Pushing me down.



As much as I promise,

I  also admit

I’m not a hero.

I can’t save

The day.

I can’t defy



I can’t make

Angels fly.

I can’t do

Everything I wish

I could.


Know I’m trying.

Yet know a little more,

Know my limits,

I am human,

I can only

Push so far.


So forgive me,

Because right now

I’m collapsing on

This earthen floor.

I’m breaking pieces

Of mortal shell

Because I am human

Nothing more.


Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

*Cover Photo Credit: Photo by Matheus Frade on Unsplash

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