(140) The Neighborhood Voice

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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.

(140) The Neighborhood Voice

I’m up at night hearing voices,

Learning secrets shockingly boil!

Thinking about society woes,

How their welfare issues may blow

Our resources to thiefdom come!

Friends become bitter frenemies.

Families back stabbed each other.

Enemies showing no pity.

I am up at night to hear what

Dirty things other people do. 

My neighbors seem somewhat immune

To their tragedies, or is it

Because they have problems of their

Own demise and want to escape

By sharing someone else problem? 

Realizing we need solutions

For an organization that

Keep waking me up from my dream

To process insights and ideas;

To make sense of it all, so weird!


11/2/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: November 03, 2020

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