Poetry. Melissa Fry Beasley. Reed Scented Water

Poetry. Melissa Fry Beasley. Reed Scented Water

Poetry for Monday with Melissa Fry Beasley. Today: Reed Scented Water

Grand Anse Beach, St. George's, Grenada, West Indies (Caribbean). Photo credit: wikiepdia. Author: Varun Kapoor / Vkap

Grand Anse Beach, St. George’s, Grenada, West Indies (Caribbean). Photo credit: wikiepdia. Author: Varun Kapoor / Vkap

Reed Scented Water
She shampoos her hair in reed scented water
wishing to wash away
what she had allowed herself to become
all the things she hadn’t
Dreams that lifted light fell hard & flat
crushing her beneath the weight of a world
that was never really hers
Hanging delicately in the balance between
drudgery and desertion
desiring nothing more than to simply cease
stall or stop just long enough to catch herself
staring back at a stranger
wanted to see even a glint of remembrance
glimpse of what was before the ghost
Gravity and brevity befall the best of us
another matter entirely when you no longer get up
She felt herself grow heavy with each new day
knew what it was to be rootwrapped and holding
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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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