(202) You Know Too Much, Too Little

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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.

(202)  You Know Too Much, Too Little

Need a night off to rest your thoughts?

You thought what you need, you have brought

Through the formidable phase clique

Into this world like the basics –

Math, English, Science, Social Studies.

A plethora of ABCs.

I wish someone had told me so!

That society divide and guise

You of ethics that churn the ground

To blindside while keeping scores bound!

An ephemeral wisdom to

Learn with & without conscience hues.

Who give a damn about the truth?

Does it make money what you hoot?

If yes is the answer, enlight!

If no awaits reply, hence grow.

Be a farmer and harvest crops.

Be an artist.  Stave off the drops.

Ask yourself, is this your real life?

Task yourself, be ready for strife.


1/13/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: January 14, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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