(4) A Breath of Life

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Journal 48
A Collection of New Alliterative Verse
by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

“My reflection upon the current climate which send heat waves simmering throughout time.”

New Alliterative Verse has five set parameters defined by me:
1. A couplet line poem with 20 lines or less
2. Each line contained no more than eight syllables
3. Each line has alliteration of either consonant or vowel
4. The alliteration must be tied to the next line (hence couplet)
5. Rhymed or unrhymed


Alliterative Verse as a form was adopted by me from the skalds of Norway. Skalds were the Viking's poet-musicians and their poetic form began somewhere in the 9th Century. The original form(s) with many however remain unstructured and often confusing /or ambiguous.

(4) A Breath of Life

There will always be a Rodney

King beating the life out of me!

Just like another killing of

George Floyd who suffocates enough!

Enough weighs bearing down on him

To exhume his lifeless corpse…hymn.

How can we enforce the law and

Be soft at the same time a men?

Over 200 Christians geist

Through one body of Jesus Christ!

How can you crucify the son

Of God ending his one breath son?

Jesus had white, olive, or black

Skin charred brown hanging on the rack!

Arson looters do not protest?

Sinners have we to not arrest.

 

6/17/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

 

New Alliterative Verse has five set parameters defined by me:
1. A couplet line poem with 20 lines or less
2. Each line contained no more than eight syllables
3. Each line has alliteration of either consonant or vowel
4. The alliteration must be tied to the next line (hence couplet)

5. Rhymed or unrhymed

 

Adopted from the skalds of Norway. Skalds were the Viking's poet-musicians

and their poetic form began somewhere in the 9th Century.


Submitted: June 29, 2020

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