(193) Dapper X Mas Part X: The Reaper

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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 X:  The Reaper

I reap the crawling creepers!  Key

Harvester of souls collect he

Who profit from the misery

Of other desperate souls!  Feed

Me!  Feel you!  Eat me! Prodigy

Burn with your own paper money!

Blood money from borrowed time!  Tease

The signs of your death!  Shadowy

Aberrations flow with your need

For greed raising their mortgage deed

To exorbitant amount weed!

They’re hemorrhaging; you succeed

In possessing their homes, you bleed

Them dry!  Answer to Almighty!

Now Scrooge!  Make your peace!  Death decreed

You to a remote life concede

With no friends and no family.

Lenders who die miserably

Watch you wry in hellfire money!

Souls burning uncontrollably!

 

12/30/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du


Submitted: December 31, 2020

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