(193) Dapper X Mas - Part XIII: Bob’s Eulogy

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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 XIII:  Bob’s Eulogy

I have buried my son today.

Tim passed away in my arm’s wake.

I’m not a neglectful father!

I’ve given all I can defer

For Tim’s medicine and treatment!

For my children wellbeing and health!

My family received the best

That a man such as me invest

Can afford to give!  I am not

A dog who breeds forlorn bank shot

Hoping to feed or fend his own!

They’ve each womb out of love call loan.

Until Tiny Tim was conceived,

I have planned for their future keeps.

Scrooge!  You have the power to make

A difference and you did not take!

Did not lift a finger! Or show

One ounce of sympathy!  Too cold

A barren land lay crop dusting.

To rose a son silence coughing.


1/2/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: January 03, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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