(193) Dapper X Mas - Part V: My Ghosts

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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.

(193)  Dapper X Mas 

Part V:  My Ghosts

My fear leads to anxiety.

Anxiety protects and prevents

Me from meeting lovely people

Who take a sincere interest

In me for my inheritance.

Without wealth, do they even care

About me as a writer or

My degrees?My sacrifice for

Brighter future now warped by pain.

Sufferings endure over years,

Pang years!  Brows.  Do they know me fear?  

I have relived ghastly nightmares

Suppressed from the last century

To projectile vomit ghosts’ feed

Into my present and future,

Fragments reattach by suture

From frightful apparitions, eyes

Tell the truth to a mouth embalm!

Stabbers!  It’s lonely at the top.

Dappers!  You want friends, but they rob. 


12/26/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du 

Submitted: December 27, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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