Emergence – Author Don Beukes


The loss of a dear one

a crippling feeling – You

crawl in the aftermath

ready to fall – Dark

thoughts shroud your

vision, your essence

drowning in a sympathy



Your thoughts swirling

catapulting in a bottomless

abyss – The missing a daily

confessing of unsaid things,

The gems shared – Love once

used to bring.


Avoid this nowhere road

toxic void – Allow yourself to

hear the flapping of wings

speaking of future bright things –

Take a deep slow breath out of the

clutches of a living death.


Let your nerve endings ignite

once again loving feelings

for those left behind – Read once

again their outpouring of love

and promises of all things kind.


Smell once again familiar

scents in a shared aromatic garden,

Let your fingers dig yet again to

plant poignant memories once again –

Your spiritual healing a necessary

urgence – For your renewed

liberating emergence.


© 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.

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4 replies

  1. Reblogged this on The Lyrical Journal and commented:
    Check out this great poet!

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  2. Reblogged this on The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes and commented:
    CTU Anthologies bring out the best in me…


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