(178) My Lady Dancing Naked Before Me

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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.

 (178) My Lady Dancing Naked Before Me

Persuade atone at a dance bar.

You sway on your own to get far.

Trying to get attention – yups!

Fighting the loneliness – down chub.

The synth band drums & wails on hurts.

You are waiting for romance skirts.

With your dress to impress pry glance,

You swing your heart out!  Most contend.

In hot pursuit perimeter,

Movie grooves on chiffon layers.

I feel so sad. You’re East. I’m West.

Our bodies sync.  Must be a test?

I salvage our own history.

We have nothing!  No misery. 

You and me.  We’re approaching.  Time?

Time to side with every once crime!

You see through to me, lie on us

That we cannot make it! Disgust

Things with you.  Me.  We’re revolting!

Once I had a dream to right things.


12/10/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: December 11, 2020

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