(180) Kin to You

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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.

(180) Kin to You

Uh hum. Ahem.

Checking 1-2-3.  Dem.

All my words try to rescue you.

They fell out of love…you’re so blue.

Blue veins bleed all over your skin.

I am not sure if my writing tinge.

Your pain seeps deep into my eyes.

Your purple lips spell out loud LIES!

Your parents hate me as a son,

So I hold back as friends for fun.

When I am blue, I think of you.

You make me feel young again. Sue

Me not forgotten how we play.

You make my world worth living!  Pray. 

I will fall for you till the end

Often this time you condescend.

All my works try to measure new.

Wake up!  They’re about loving you!  

Have my pains bleed into your eyes?

My cold hands fold you till will die.


12/12/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: December 13, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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