Family & Feelings by Melissa Fry Beasley. Ghost – A Letter To My Mother and Sisters

Family & Feelings by Melissa Fry Beasley. Ghost – A Letter To My Mother and Sisters

Family & Feelings. What would you say to your mother and sisters? The world of the family is complicated, full of contradictions, and intense emotions. Good times, bad times, misunderstandings, nice celebrations, sad goodbyes… What is our mother like? And our sisters? Mirrors, smiles and tears… Blue times and yellow memories. Today, enjoy Melissa Fry Beasley poem on her weekly section on Yareah magazine: My Roots! It’s deep, melancholic and beautiful. Have a nice Sunday, Yareah friends.

And remember that in spite of our sorrows and bad days… You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming!

Enjoy this new spring. Art is everywhere and up to you!

Ghost by Melissa Fry Beasley

Ghost by Melissa Fry Beasley

Ghost – A Letter To My Mother and Sisters

I am no longer flesh and blood

but a ghost misunderstood.

I am deserted delusions

dragging stagnant waters slowly to the surface,

before they drain down into suffocating stillness.

An insider and outsider somewhere between.

Caught in the centrifuge

Of those who came before me and those to come after.

My birth older than Earth.

All these little lifetimes swirling……..


I have learned the language of silence

because words have inadequacies nothing penetrates.

The river we cannot cross flows forever.

Only feathers remember escape.

I am gravel scraping myself raw

with purple shades of bruised passing,

A hollow shell rattling around inside myself

leaving me an empty holocaust.

(all that remains of a once hard person)

Something denied after an everlasting wait.

Do not weep for me, your tears leave us thirsting here.

A Letter To My Mother and Sisters

A Letter To My Mother and Sisters. Photo attribution Melissa Fry Beasley

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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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