Revolution and Nightmares. Two Strong Poems for Today

Revolution and Nightmares. Two Strong Poems for Today

Revolution and Nightmares. Two strong poems for today by the deep author Melissa Fry Beasley. Have a nice Sunday, Yareah magazine friends!

Revolution and Nightmares. Two Strong Poems for Today

World War I through the Gas Mask by Otto Dix


Song of the Freedom Fighter

For: F.C.


Is long and bloody.

This is how

People fight for love,

When they want

To win freedom.

They throw stones

At airplanes

Overthrow tanks

Face death bare handed.

When we speak of struggle

We mean vast

Unredeemed masses.

Desperate roads through life

Paved with bricks,

Of betrayal and false promises.

We are same ideals carried in hearts

Stronger than Kings.

Rope woven

Of many strands.

When one dies

In the arms

Of a grateful country

Agony ends,

Prison chains break.

At last

With death,

Life Begins!




are sutured into flesh

this is no kind sleep

your skull reeks of madness

in my new carnation of charred flesh

and dying bones

This is another day

when I will be slaughtered

body mind and spirit

I am reminded

of my shrinking soul

begun to wither

These cool remembrances

plague many days

Like the voice so long buried that

it has finally grown mute

because no one would listen.

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    • A honor to publish deep great poetry, full of meanings and perfect sentences. Thanks to you, Melissa

  • Dewey Edward Chester


    are sutured into flesh

    this is no kind sleep”

    “Song of the Freedom Fighter

    For: F.C.


    Is long and bloody.

    This is how

    People fight for love,

    When they want

    To win freedom.”

    Melissa, these are turbulent, emotional lines that say far more in their suggestion. You write poetry with much passion.

    • Melissa is a strong author, as you, Dewey. Congratulations to you both

    • Thank you so much Dewey and Isabel. I am both humbled and honored that you two (and anyone) appreciates my offerings!!

  • well done!


Melissa Fry Beasley is a Humanistic poet of Cherokee origin, who resides in Oklahoma . Through the written and spoken word, she examines the gap between the ideal and the reality involved in living in the world during this time. Her work is both personal and subjective, yet she does not turn aside from the political and social issues of her environment. She is a woman who seeks to express her individual perspective and needs while accepting the diversity involved in questions of gender, race and culture. Melissa believes that change is necessary and deploys her writing to reflect her personal experience in the wider social and political context. You can find her work in print and online in Indian Country Today Media Network, Native News Today, The Native American Encyclopedia, FirstPeople.Us, Working Effectively With Aboriginal People, Churn Magazine, Big River Poetry Review, Enhance Magazine, A&U Magazine, and many others. She has two chapbooks forthcoming. " When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator." Mahatma Gandhi " They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon." Bobby Sands

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