(163) The Day for Thanksgiving

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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.

(163)  The Day for Thanksgiving

Presenteeism in labor

At the behest of employer

Who’s out shopping for Black Friday

Does not motivate one’s workday.

Isn’t there a new plague out there

What keep us in despair?  Do share

Of an infectious writer’s blitz

With no known cure for monolith!

The blockade of the century!

I’m doing the shuffle.  Ready?

Hit me!  Staple me one more time

Too chair to keys to desk screen grime

Typist strike on turkeys – bingo!

It’s Thanksgiving Day hot lingo!

Time for family

Time for turkey

Time to reflect. I made more  

Tis the year I save more

To be isolated, restore

My balance to have lend rapport.

 

11/25/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du


Submitted: November 26, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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