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

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.

Always hope. Always belive. Always love. ❤

*Photo Credit: Photo by Denys Argyriou on Unsplash

Poetry: Love Like That

By Monica C. Voskamp


Where did you learn

To love like that

Heart so big

That cannot hide

The vast reservoir it is.


Where did you learn

To smile like that

Turn the whole world

On its axis

Twinkling eyes of sunrise.


Where did you learn

To give like that

Spreading hope with

Words unspoken

Igniting hearts with life.


Where did you learn

Oh where did you learn

To love like that?


Always hope. Always believe. Always love. 💕

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Poetry: Shattered Mosaic

By Monica C. Voskamp


Broken, again

Can’t stop this vase

From shattering

How many times

How many times

Can I shatter

And rebuild?


Hope, don’t you dare 

Lose your hold on me

Be the super glue

That pieces me together

Every time I break

Be the peace that fills

Every crevice of



Love, promise me

You will be the light

That shines through my mosaic

Transform all the shattered veins

Weave them into a masterpiece

Only your power has the ability to



Always hope. Always believe. Always love. 💕

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Poetry: Her Choosing

By Monica C. Voskamp


She let his hands

Caress her neck

Slowly sliding



She let his lips

Press soft her neck

Slowly sliding



She let his hands

Undo her hair

Slowly falling



She let his hands

Unclasp her dress

Slowly falling



She let her walls

Always known refusing

Finally falling



Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

*Photo Credit: Photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash