(181) The Zombus Fever

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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.

(181)  The Zombus Fever

The zombus have come out to play.

A new menace is on the way.

They’ll eat your brain and drink your blood.

What they’re really after is guts!

Your family is not safe here.

We must evacuate for leer.

Do you have the balls to attack?

They’ll eat your heart out for a snack.

I have been down that road before

When urban legend ends in gore.

You!  Your friends are easy target.

They devour those who’s the smartest!

In their early stage, zombus will

Fall in love with you – easy kill.

If you wait too long, they will gain

Your trust – bon appétit – say ain’t

So after consumption, give back?

Our lives forever change by plague.

Social corruption that feed off

Of humanity, zomb I cough.


12/13/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: December 14, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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