(159) Once Star-Crossed Lovers

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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.

(159) Once Star-Crossed Lovers

I am bankrupt and heartbroken.

I keep your mug for a token.

Try to make it in big city.

No future prospects!  What pity?

Sinking to bottomless abyss.

Thought about drowning myself – pist!

I glimmer between baseline buff.

Why are you not hear to guide tough?

Humor me with your attic salt

One two punchline touch:  It’s my fault!

You could have move into my loft.

Closer to stars limited cough.

I have given you all I have,

All I can afford to give path

Find you in the arm of stranger.

I scream out that we’re in danger!

But your mind has already left.

Your body slowly away crept.

I live on borrowed time for you.

I now give my own life so choose.


11/21/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: November 22, 2020

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