(193) Dapper X Mas - Part IX: You Cannot Buy Death

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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 IX:  You Cannot Buy Death

At its most poignant moroseness,

My life moments ever crest

In the pages of family

Ties and business etiquettes. Read

Through in a flash, in the blink of

An eye for an eye how their buff

Admirations turn into contempt!

Fill with hate, they rather attempt

Suicide than pay back my loans

To them, I don’t deserve love shown

To me nor my associates

Because they can’t pay the wreckage!

Wretched person! Curse purse dead ton!

It’s someone else money, your fund.

Why should I pay for your mistakes?

If it’s money, I can pay!  Take

Outbreak Grim Reaper!  Spare my wake

From deaf doors knocking at the dead!

I don’t want to die in silence

Scream unable to have repent!


12/29/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: December 30, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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