Melissa Fry Beasley’s Poetry. My Roots. Today: Ask Once More

Melissa Fry Beasley’s Poetry. My Roots. Today: Ask Once More

Monday Poetry with Melissa Fry Beasley. Today: Ask Once More

Melissa Fry Beasley's Poetry. My Roots. Today Ask Once More

Melissa Fry Beasley’s Poetry. My Roots. Today Ask Once More. Photo: Autumn Landscape. Author: Meinolf Wewel

Ask Once More

Ask once more
I will not say no
Now I am weak.
I have lived many lives &
Was young until this year
Filled with infinities and tragedies;
Hard hours where time endures.
Folded into blankets of memories
Where such strange things are rife.
You run just beneath my skin
A splinter
Constant chipping of bone.
Departures more prominent than arrivals,
Because absence is persistent.
Despair has no wings,
Only inadequacies nothing penetrates.
The hated truth we come to accept at last.
Mind festers and reflects
Too much of what worries the edges.
You disappear like skipping stones.
Deserted delusion dragging
Stagnant waters slowly to the surface.
Immersing my body beneath the burning blue.
Rippling leaving nothing
But what the river washed away.
I whispered your name into shell after shell
Hoping they would hold my love
Until it found you ……
Drying slowly in the afternoon sand
Or lying in fields with pennies upon your eyes.
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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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