(193) Dapper X Mas - Part VIII: The Family

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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 VIII:  The Family

I am jealous of The Cratchit.

How they are able to love each

Others without exchanging gifts,

Presents?  They simply enjoy if

Need be, each other company.

They laugh!  They cry!  They’ll be merry

For the holiday spirit of

Giving?  Why it’s never enough!

So many mouths to feed – eight – Bob!

Why did I hire you?  To fudge mob

The numbers? Add up positive.

Am I in a deep slumber? Give!

What when who where?  Without!  Within? 

Merry Christmas to all!  I win.

My conservative family

With two standards for two brothers,

Who now hate each other gutters!

We used to love one another.

My time to love too late, long gone!

High times to make love too withdrawn. 


12/28/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: December 29, 2020

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