(6) The Stop Sign

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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.

(6) The Stop Sign

You must stop before the stop sign.

There’s a fine line you should align

To before a hexagonal

Shape grifter wreck – collision no!

Stop abusing pots!  In reverse,

The machine to escape your curse.

In life, either screw or be screw.

Let me try to explain to you:

If you are an easy target,

Sweet, polite person, courteous

Loner, an introvert, love ‘um

With no regrets, they’ll try to hump!

Mask wearing paranoia!

The new normal denouement.

 It may come as a surprise to

You that Blacks rarely due they do!

Why gay inferior, disease

Race and not getaway?  Ladies!

Eracism will conquer all!

Just say the word; I’ll drop the ball!

 

6/19/20 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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