Melissa Fry Beasley. My Roots. Poetry. Another Being and Autumn Between Us

Melissa Fry Beasley. My Roots. Poetry. Another Being and Autumn Between Us

Melissa Fry Beasley’s Poetry for Monday: Another Being and Autumn Between Us

Melissa Fry Beasley. My Roots. Poetry. Until It's Light Lets Go and Signed For Him

Caravaggio’s The Calling of St Matthew.

Another Being

The sorrow of parting
a strange taste
that lingers in the heart.
Ambition withered like weeds
grown in bare rooms
with space & silence.
A heart that is distant
creates its own solitude.
I have a world apart
that is not among men.
We live in these houses
of frailty & impermanence.
You dream of love
but I am made of bone.
Fortunate are the dead
who forget
the bitterness of life.
Only lament for the living.
Someday I too
shall leave everything,
returning like the tide
singing, singing
this afternoon breeze.
Changing into another being entirely.

Autumn Between Us

Soft shower bends river grass,
With a mist from grief off the waves.
I have gone like a piece of driftwood,
leaving autumn between us.
I love these wide open lands,
that I once loathed for their bare plains,
Desolation reminiscent
of the touch I never knew.
Dark sky smudge announces
the day opening to new a kind of despair,
as eternal as mountains and flowers.
I wonder how many blossoms have been broken
with a tongue burned by the salt of rain.
I don’t know if we are ghosts
or shadows shed and left behind
after living too many lives.
Teaching the ways not to love.
I can only carry you in my soul
until you turn to dust, blow away.
Do not lay your head upon my pillow
you would not want my dreams,
Disquieted by the dawn where voices
are mingled with wind.
Even sleep cannot erase these thoughts.

Melissa Fry Beasley New Poetry Column: My Roots.

Melissa Fry Beasley New Poetry Column: My Roots.

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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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