Monday Poetry by Melissa Fry Beasley: Poem For Nena Black

Monday Poetry by Melissa Fry Beasley: Poem For Nena Black

Monday Poetry by Melissa Fry Beasley: Poem For Nena Black

Monday Poetry by Melissa Fry Beasley Poem For Nena Black

Monday Poetry by Melissa Fry Beasley Poem For Nena Black

May I tell you there are days
When I can’t speak a word aloud
Don’t see the sun’s light
And have to hide away
Unable to name what is wrong
When it is everything
And nothing
I’m surrounded and suffocating
In the loneliness i’ve demanded.
Because even a touch brings tears.
The thought of believing is more
Than i’m able to risk right now.
Times I would pay
For anyone to be close enough
To reach out and ….
I don’t want to be broken
In pieces always coming apart.
Needing glue
That could be you,
Or anyone.
So much safer to be invisible
Where there is no fear
Or chance of deviation
From what has been so
Carefully constructed.
Walls …
Through the cracks I see there is more.
An entire world just waiting.
I know you remember
The way to dance,
Smile stars into the heavens,
Rain down life in joy,
And free yourself from ghosts.
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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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