This book has opened up a lot of pain I thought I had handled, when in reality I had just tucked it away in a corner of my mind, shut the door and locked it up. Beverly not only exposed a side of humanity that is extremely rare, she helps her readers dive into their own emotions. I have not been able to pick up a book and not put it down in over 10 years. I read her work of art, pain and truth in a matter of an hour - and I was craving more like a fiend for emotion and raw truth. Beverly has inspired me to open up the painful door and explore myself, mind and pain. For years I’ve been told it’s obnoxious to feel or annoy, but for once in my 27 years on this earth, I feel like it’s OKAY to feel and to express it and if people don’t like it, to look the other way.
This collection of poetry came to me at a time when I needed it most. Knowing I am not the only one who chooses to voice her pain through writing and expression fuels a fire in my soul that I thought I had extenguished forever. Thank you for writing and please, don’t ever stop!
Detaching Roots extracts the pain that we all experience, and bleeds it onto paper; spilling out words that everyone can understand. This book targets anyone who has dealt with the atrocities of life and faced most of them alone. It is divided into four sections: Detaching, Hurting, Healing, and Falling. Each one serves a distinct and unique purpose while tapping into subjects that we all deal with. Toxic relationships, absentee parents, sexual abuse, grief, love, and mental health are just a few that are written on these pages. Detaching Roots will take you on an emotional journey as you read this unfeigned collection of raw, and truly unfiltered, poetry.