(212) Farewell to War

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

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.

(212)  Farewell to War

I make love to you in defiance.

No one believes in our alliance.

Strong wind beleaguers my dalliance.

In lieu of forbearance,

I nuke the genesis out of

Masonry!  Where did you hide up?

Your queen fortress in bungalow,

In denial

Of the inevitable,

The raveled capture wherewithal.

Inflicted with Stockholm Syndrome,

Your prison becomes your kingdom.

Willful divine intervention.

Skillful refined inhibition.

My hands now tie to your body.

Chest wear breast.  Lochness key impedes. 

Front invites bucolic merger

On the grim reich to my murder.

Witness everything said and done,

I strike to fall my one new nun.


1/23/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: January 24, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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