Author Don Beukes: Bizarre Bazaar

Surfing the wave of humanity

still drives us to repeated knee-jerking

insanity, regardless of lessons learnt

bridges burnt or new life forms found –


We imprison, spread confusion

conjure up utopian illusion even

losing our intended human function –

Greedily gorging ourselves on

rotten ideas and sour

fermented fears


at the daily global force-fed

luncheon, the bitter the

sweet ravenously yearning for

some savory promised

treats – whilst those waiting

outside for kind

scraps choke on brittle bones

blaming scheming political fat

cats terrorizing socially

deprived starving rats –


Hiding each self-inflicted

scar in humanity’s

daily chaotic

bizarre bazaar –


Our countdown lives lived

in controlled paralysis

struggling to climb out of

this man-made abyss

aching to comprehend

willing to furiously defend

our intended purpose

brandishing literary weapons


canvasing for elected lame

leaders to voluntarily confess

their failed fantasy

kingdom mess –


Targeted votes to gain at

the next freak show

election campaign –


False promises become

bitter molasses

causing self-appointed prophets

to spit out carefully

coerced confessions


as we crown yet again a self-made

tsar – To rule over humanity’s


bizarre bazaar.


© Don Beukes


Excerpt from the book “The Salamander Chronicles”

don-beukesAbout the Author

Mr. Don Beukes is a retired teacher of English and Geography. Originally from Cape Town in South Africa, he grew up in the shadow of Table Mountain, always aspiring to achieve the best in life, despite living in a racially divided country. He lives by his favorite motto ‘Carpe Diem’ and endeavors to seize every opportunity in life to make the most of each day. This also filters through to his poetry, attempting to adjust our moral compass in our ever-changing global village. He enjoys gardening and is a keen amateur photographer.

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3 replies

  1. Great poem… Ink spilling fulfilling.


  2. Reblogged this on The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes and commented:
    My latest excerpt from my debut collection…


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