(34) In Search of a Better Future

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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.

(34) In Search of a Better Future

In 2019, the number of migrants worldwide reached an alarming 272 million plus.  Among the many, disenchanted youths and criminals alike packed up and left their country in search of a better life.

 

I want to be the provider,

Pillar of my community.

I’ve spent years and years studying

Trying my hardest to master

The arts?  In hope of one day

Provide for my parents who made

The ultimate sacrifice of

Leaving their homeland, property

Wealth behind to ensure better

Future for their children.  We were

Rescued.  Interview by US

Immigration agents granted

Asylum status.  Do the hordes

Of migrant caravans deserve

Wealthier EU acceptance?

Why should The States solve your problems?

When we have borders to deal with

Our own congestion, lootings, rapes

And murders, to end genocide

Take a gamble – better or hide?

 

7/15/20 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: July 17, 2020

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