(186) Footprints on the Web

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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.

(186) Footprints on the Web

I browse the internet to find

What I am missing in my life:

Online dating

Obtain a law degree online

Sharing photos and memory

Message blogs to share opinion

Buy fountain pens & watch online

Designer sunglasses & shoes

Sending cookies to guide you through

The endless world wide web crusade

Of finding almost everything,

Yet nothing found to fill that void! 

Fake news.  Superficial people.

Don’t I fit that party profile?

If you want porn, you will find porn.

If you want love, you search for love.

If the animatrons of cache

Hound you around like stolen cash, 

Then anonymity captcha

Your search for a real life santa.


12/18/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: December 19, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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Bert Broomberg

A very good read, indeed.

Sat, December 19th, 2020 11:13am

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