(138) Happy Halloween!

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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.

(138)  Happy Halloween!

One full red moon lid Halloween!

When creepy crawlers prowl for teens.

While parents escort their children

For a night of tricks or treating.

Little do they all know, tonight

All Hallow’s Eve grow!  The night

When Gates of Heaven and of Hell

Comes nearest proximity spell!

Young angels can fall down to hell.

Old demons can climb to heaven. 

Heaven and Hell aligned tonight!

When sinners can be forgiven

If they choose a path of risen

For the common good of mankind!

When new angels can fall from grace

If they choose to rob for display!

For Devil’s torch weaken lovers!

And tough love doesn’t feed creatures.

If we can all just survive

Another Hallow fiend’s bribe!

10/31/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: November 01, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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Thanks, Happy Halloween to you and yours as well!!!

Sun, November 1st, 2020 8:53am