(193) Dapper X Mas - Part VI: My Childhood Toss

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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 VI:  My Childhood Toss

As first generation,

We were dirt poor immigrants

Living with relatives

They control; scold us like plaintiffs!

At 12yrs old, I did yardwork

For a living with my dad.  Clerk?

There’s Walgreen clerk, KFC clerk,

Millie’s Pancake Shoppe busboy, work study,

Well soil…  I am in a hurry!

My first big crush?  Michelle Sharley

Who sworn in blood with me.

We had pricked our fingers to be.

An American girl who I

Left crying to find my career.

In high school, Elizabeth was

A strong missed interest because

I had my own path, my career.

In college, my main interest 

Was a career in medicine

That never satisfy my spin.

 

12/27/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du


Submitted: December 28, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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