Poetry: Being With You

By Monica C. Voskamp

You run your hands through my hair

And press a kiss upon my furrowed brow

You have faith to say, “It’s going to be okay, darling

The future is not any of your yesterdays.”

You have the courage to hold me close

Even as hot tears wet through your clothes

You don’t tell me to hide or be ashamed of me

Instead you trace trails of pain so lovingly.

You do what you now have the power to

And give me the chance to weep with you.

You come sit inside the deep black shadows

That have lined my soul for much too long.

You don’t excuse the darkness of humanity

You don’t dismiss the generations of wrong

Instead you reflect my pain in your eyes

You let me know I am heard and not alone.

I hear you whisper,  “Look up and see,

And I listen to your voice vulnerable.

The future is bright, the future is ours

Don’t believe any of the lies you were told.

My whole being sees, feels and knows

The way you are with me is destiny

And every day I spend being with you

I see the messy beautiful becoming whole.

Always believe. Always hope. Always love. ❤

*Photo Credit: Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Poetry: Never that Far Away

By Monica C. Voskamp

Once captured your heart
Not too long ago
Time stood still for awhile
As you watched me
March on with life.

Not one to deter
Not one to give up
But one to believe
Miracles are the thing
That come into reach
For those who dare chase
Greater dreams.

You waited with wisdom
Kept giving the cue
Till one day I saw
The someone willing
To fight for me
The someone not too far
Out of reach.

I saw the man of loyalty
Of highest bred quality
I couldn’t help but notice
The attention you gave
Was much more than coy
Flirtatious curiosity.

It took just a bit
Maybe too long for you
But when I looked your way
I saw a possibility of hope
I saw a chance to believe
Love still would reach out
And give such good to me.

Now too often I catch my mind
Drifting to thoughts of you
Wondering how on earth
We could possibly be.
Yet when I catch your eye
I still find the truth
Love is never that far away.


Always believe. Always hope. Always love. 💓

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Poetry: the Beautiful

By Monica C. Voskamp


You didn’t know

That road of tears you walked.

You didn’t know

That weight of grief you held.

You didn’t know that all would lead

You straight here to me.

You didn’t know the beautiful

That we both finally see.


You didn’t know

How many nights I prayed.

You didn’t know

How many times I cried.

You didn’t know how I stumbled

Through the dark parts of life.

You didn’t know the beautiful

How you and I complete.


You didn’t know

That sparkle in my eyes.

You didn’t know

That smile on your face.

You didn’t know the way we touch

Is like a sweet summer’s rain.

You didn’t know the beautiful

That our story would be.


Always believe. Always hope. Always love. ❤

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