Neon Nation – Author Don Beukes


As a looming black hole darkness

engulfs us absorbs us

we initially attempt to hide

within a familiar midnight –

Not au fait with our own

existence dark forces

our nemeses.


Amidst rising social revolution

our centurions march for a

much needed resolution,

Their hazy electric blue exterior

hiding their complex interior

sparking a familiar notion

popularized by the Neon Nation.


They light up their literary torches

igniting, sparking influencing

the starved marked masses

chewing on force-fed choking

toxic rhetorical molasses.


Rise Neon Nation rise!


Your passion to mesmerize

a dormant parched army,

A necessary orchestration

unlocking the arsenal of

the Neon Nation.


Rise Neon Nation rise

Let your mélange of

culturally influential colors

obscure unknown forces

upon us deleting their marauding

malice causing a literary

revolutionary sensation –


As the enlightened

Neon Nation.


© 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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