(160) The World Ends Tonight

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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.

(160)  The World Ends Tonight

 I’m thinking about ending things.

Today, I will noose my neck swing.

People are dying left and right.

Business are closing down despite

The stimulus checks and relief.

Government don’t want to bury

The living cause 9 out of 10

Restaurants last month could not fend

And pay their monthly rent in full!

Which employee to let go fool?

All athletic events cancel!

I might as well stick a pencil

Into my serene carotid.

My brain is pumping the hardest!

Where are the plays and theater shows?

Art galleries non-essential.

No night clubs, no gym to go to.

What’s there to do but watch the news. 

Our way of life under attack!

There’s nothing left but go outback.

 

11/22/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du


Submitted: November 23, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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