I Clown – Author Don Beukes

 

Early childhood development

quite a daunting predicament,

Surrounded and protected by

adults – My sentinels elected,

No young minds to play with

or close friends to stay with –

My eyes observed the culture

of the era – Music blasting from

Abba and the eternal love from

a loving adopted mamma.

 

Early school days a nervous affair,

Comparing my lightly coloured curly

hair – Surveying my surroundings

with a nervous stare – Even my voice

was not always clear, hiding my insecure

fragile veneer – Bullies mocked sniggered

and sneered, exposing emotions most feared.

 

Teenage moments brought conflicting

components – Identity crises became my

inflicting nemesis – What to say how to

speak when to speak, calming my inner

freak – My forced smile masking my daily

inner grime – My inner clock sounding an

ominous constant chime.

 

I wore my expected social cloak – The daily drown of me –

 

For I am clown…

 

 © Don Beukes

Excerpt from the book “Imperfect Paths”


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Foreword . . .

How many people can say they have not walked on rough terrain to get to where they are today? Most of us have been bruised and beaten to find out who we really are within; to find joy in this life we have been given. We are flawed beings with imperfect paths, and those turbulent journeys can either make us or break us.

It is easy to blame our past wrongs, the people who have tarnished our trust, and the bad bets the world throws at us. But we still hold the power to make a choice to become better than the humans who hurt us; to be the voice of change by learning from the experiences which have attempted to break us. Along the many roads traveled, the decisions we make will determine who we are to become.

Take a moment to walk in another’s shoes. The poets here have opened their Pandora’s Box, not to release the personal demons that taunt or once to keep them confined, but to share how to sever the weights one is shackled to.

Donna J. Sanders, Author

This book was sponsored by the Starving Artist Fund by the publishing group Creative Talents Unleashed.

100% of all proceeds from this book are being donated to the “Starving Artist Fund” to assist writers in becoming published authors. Please support a writer today!

Now Available At the following Retailers:

www.ctupublishinggroup.com/anthologies.html

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5 replies

  1. Phenomenally writen

    On Oct 15, 2016 8:14 AM, “Creative Talents Unleashed” wrote:

    > Raja’s Insight posted: ” Early childhood development quite a daunting > predicament, Surrounded and protected by adults – My sentinels elected, No > young minds to play with or close friends to stay with – My eyes observed > the culture of the era – Music blasting from ” >

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  2. Reblogged this on Echoes of a SalamanDer – Don Beukes and commented:
    My third publication in a CTU Anthology.

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