Monday Poetry with Melissa Fry Beasley. Today: Every 4 Days

Monday Poetry with Melissa Fry Beasley. Today: Every 4 Days

Monday Poetry with Melissa Fry Beasley. Today: Every 4 Days

Monday Poetry with Melissa Fry Beasley. Today Every 4 Days

Monday Poetry with Melissa Fry Beasley. Today Every 4 Days. Photo credit: wikipedia

Every 4 Days

Every four days
I find myself
Combing carefully through
Every word you ever wrote
Recalling each phone call
Anything you said
Looking for the exact place
Precise moment where
It all went wrong
Where your voice stopped short
Words fell flat
Promises broken
Lies all told
Every day
I find myself
Thinking of you
First and last thing
Every single thing in between
Remember naming our children
Stories for our grandchildren
The way you laugh and read and sing
Every few hours
I pretend it hasn’t been long
Since I last heard your voice &
That soon it will be time to hear it again
Willing and wanting the phone to ring
The door to open
Every second is a prayer
Calling you back to me
Dreaming you home
Into my heart
That is yours …
My body
That is yours.
This love
That is yours.

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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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