Broken by Don Beukes

Death row – Its echo haunts my crumbling halo cutting through my hopeless interior – Falsely shunned by society’s man-made laws – Caged within these eternal damned doomed doors – My essence flickering fleeting disappearing mammon knocking its minions mocking, taunting neighborly tirade desperately engineered attempting to make me fade – Daily raw rhetoric filtering through beastly brick of apparent initial violence breaking the silence – Persistent poisonous mocking desperate to cripple me – Alas, two decades could not wither me, By all means rewrite your sour soliloquy.

Faith almost broken – Me an uptown lawyer’s token, a perilous unlawful process still unspoken – My youthful former self mistakenly confessed under drugged duress – To a murky murder drunken mayhem, freedom broken society’s  tarnished  teenage token, stripped humanity –

Sentenced to institutional insanity devoid from chosen human contact – Beelzebub signing my final deathly contract – Isolation draining me dehumanizing me – Do  you see me hovering in limbo? A small audience to witness my demise – The ultimate freak show fading the glow – You look at me straining to see hoping to stop a blurred perceived growing anarchy.

A brittle spirit finally broken –

You wretch at my sudden seizure your chosen amnesia adoring this pitiful pathetic procedure – My existence eerily vivid.

You –

The executioner, silent raucous reverie – My last referee, a soul finally broken splinters of doubt – My body an empty shell successful callous cull –



translucent –



© 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:
    Another exclusive Excerpt from my debut collection… posted my my publisher. Thank you Raja Williams😊


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