Shadow Love by Don Beukes


Love burns without prior warning

or even manifests itself just by

finally locking eyes with the right

one, however long it takes to find

each other in this vast ocean of

humanity – A smile a touch an

accidental skin brush ignites a spark

momentarily disintegrating the dark –

As love grows and come to fruition

it becomes our life-long mission to

fight for it, protect it, embracing it

but nothing’s changed – The world might

feel liberated from old notions of

biblical taboos, who to choose –

Connecting life’s clues but we

know the truth – A smirk, a cutting

remark made in jest, a social comment

in silent protest – To truly love is

admittingly tough, as we valiantly

defend –


Our shadow love.


© Don Beukes


Excerpt from the book “The Salamander Chronicles”

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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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  1. Reblogged this on The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes and commented:
    Exclusive new excerpt from my debut collection… Thanks to Raja Williams, CEO of CTU…


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