(143) You Don’t Seem to Compute

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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.

(143) You Don’t Seem to Compute

I’m a walking carphology

To your waking anthology

Of nuts & bolts, your transistor

Hearken on quotidian chores

To a bed of info noise search.

Malwares have corrupted my nurse

Into administering shots

Of lethal programs to your blogs!

My bandwidth narrows down the cloak

IP address through daggers’ host.

Deciphering the encryption

Leads to more virus induction!

I am sorry my pen pal vein.

Autotomy saved my domain;

Alas, I am severed from hitch

Blot for eternity! I miss

Realtime misses you!  Trojan horse 

Will backdoor security whoosh!

You will be my belladonna

And I your rogue, mainframe data.

11/5/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du


Submitted: November 06, 2020

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