(165) Black Friday

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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.

(165) Black Friday

It’s coal outside surrounding can.

My hands stretch like dried pleatherette

In the early winter morning.

Suddenly, the store doors swing wide

Open my wallet stack with tens

Different credit cards waiting hen

To bill stockings, make the purchase

Because an hour spent searching

For parking justify excess.

Access to curated shopping

Bag a thing of the past.  New hype?

Found online, recent trendsetters

Seen in tv commercials,

Source on availability. 

50% off – not enough

Tough Black Friday!  Blue Saturday?

Additional 20%

Plus 10% using store card! 

Now have boots in different colors.

Scarves for winter threw summer spores.


11/27/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: November 27, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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