(122) The Malibu Connection

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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.

(122)  The Malibu Connection

Sisyphean battle ending.

Procrustean war rage inside.

Flank left through vespertine affair.

Flank right into cordolium.

Full charge ahead for Xanadu!

Hey you!  This ain’t no Malibu.

An Aesopian FUD factor

Conspire with my network traitors! 

It relegates to encompass

Lies capture by the pith carcass!

Bludgeon horde!

Blatant tour.

Blades strike soldiers with barghest blood!

Sharpen edge feed on their foul guts!

No glory insight for the sons

Of fortune, their cost overrun.

Lesson on Cupid’s kettle drum,

Don’t play elite unless you chum. 


10/14/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du 

Submitted: October 15, 2020

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