My Roots. Poetry with Melissa Fry Beasley. Today: A Dream

My Roots. Poetry with Melissa Fry Beasley. Today: A Dream

My Roots. Poetry with Melissa Fry Beasley. Today: A Dream

My Roots. Poetry with Melissa Fry Beasley. Today A Dream

Hugo Simberg’s The Wounded Angel

Each culture, tribe, faith, and religion carries its own stories. Possesses their own prophecies about the ‘times of change’ we currently find ourselves living in. Each group considers signs, omens, visions, and revelations about what is to happen next and how we are to proceed as people. For as many who believe there are double that do not. Who is to say who is right? We will all eventually discover truth for ourselves…

A Dream

I walk yet sleep
in these mist veiled gardens
holding an earthen bowl
my only possession.
This is the stillest hour of night
with spirits converging
in whispers & rage,
wishing to alter their fates.
These are things
that cannot be spoken,
in places where walls have ears
while the world still has eyes.
It is the wise one which carries
secrets in sacks that are bound
with the promises of the dead
This earthen bowl
is as empty as I and
hungers to be overflowing
like the love of our ancestors,
who are fed offerings from the poor
while their children are tossed away.
I walk yet sleep
through these times of great change,
knowing what is yet to come.
Prophecies have come
to pass to fruition,
in these mist veiled gardens.
I am holding an earthen bowl
my only possession.
It has been said
that in this vessel
I will carry you all home.
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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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