Thursday, August 18, 2016

Shadow Love--By Don Beukes--United Kingdom

Shadow Love

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
admittedly tough, as we valiantly
defend – Our shadow love...

Don Beukes is a retired teacher of English who now devotes more time to share his words with our global village. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, he grew up and was educated during the last two decades of Apartheid and want to share his literal mentality in order to enable others to adjust their moral compass in an ever-changing society. He also writes under the alias of SalamanDer.


  1. Hello Don. I'm not sure if you are new to Whispers or not, but if you are I want to say welcome and thank you for this absolutely beautiful and endearing poem, "Shadow Love." I enjoyed each stanza, each verse. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (