(189) Gettune Land

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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.

(189) Gettune Land

Through all the roses and violets,

Threw bloody red lips and bruises,

I am made to grow old before

My childhood has even begun.

My adult life has endured pain

Drew academic ascertain

Often in pursuit of knowledge,

The learning process cause blindness.

Long enough to realize how dark

Our existence can tunnel smarts

Collected inside the bubble

Study room we recall trouble.

I left home to broaden myself,

And not be stereotype dwell.

Forgive me my past and look out

For my future cause my present

Don’t want it!  Pain, hurts, the good life

To endlessly slip mad on days!

I want you to want me today.

What must I do to make you stay?


12/21/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: December 22, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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