Author Don Beukes – Battle for Vygieskraal


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Battle for Vygieskraal

In a distant subterranean land far below

the hissing lava lake beyond the whispering

hills of Matroosfontein, a treacherous battle

ground awaits an unknown Bloekomboom

army, awakened by an ancient urgent cry

to prevent eternal annihilation from an enemy

sinister – As the blood from the chaos raging

above drips down to feed the ravenous determined

gamdroelas, each bloekomboom chose a destined

target to hunt down and destroy to save the kingdom

of Vygieskraal, aware that this would be the deciding

final battle to rid the Vygieskraalians once and for all

of this deadly destructive familiar enemy.

With combined power of thought sourced from

essence of tamboerskloof, each bloekomboom

advanced towards clear and charcoal danger – Their

final enemy no distant stranger, for within each damned

gamdroela dwells a fallen disgraced bloekomboom

captured by sangoma magic to destroy their own – The

why and when until now unknown…

As each opponent clashed, the underground grotte shook and shivered with fallen heroes emanating their given power in this deciding final hour from a higher order – Flashes of skaduwees and versteurde echoes of bewende hesitant relations had no choice but to advance towards the focal point where all would be revealed in how to ensure a decisive victory, depending on their heroic last stand to welcome a necessary outcome grand.

With no obvious escape it was now or nooit, the time has come to exact the final blow, as each bloekomboom combined to deliver a spectacular show – Never before has this been witnessed as each new trunk extended into a gamdroela darkened heart, extinguishing its cursed essence, releasing a liberating enchanted shroud to once again roam freely in a land called Vygieskraal…

© Don Beukes

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Who are you? Are you a brave knight? A warrior brandishing your sword, ready for battle. Are you a dreamer? Away with the fairies, losing count of fireflies whilst searching for Neverland. A goth? Who feels right at home with the monsters hiding under the bed, who loves to dance a dervish with the devil on the stroke of midnight. Or perhaps you are a dragon-slayer? Or a soul snatcher? Basking in the heat of an eternal flame. Or maybe you’re a witch? Hiding deep in the woods, practicing dark arts beneath the light of a full moon.

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3 replies

  1. Reblogged this on The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes and commented:
    Check out my epic fantasy/adventure poem in the top selling CTU Anthology at the moment!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I just simply love your chronicles it keeps you at the edge of your seat. I will never look at Vygieskraal the same way. I will always imagine a battle as I drive by

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