(217) A Survivalist Petition

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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.

(217)  A Survivalist Petition

Umbrella from the winter hail,

I trek a bleeder footprints trail.

The red droplets rosea doubt.

No mercy killing here to tout.

I want to nurse or bury deer;

Have venison supper with beer?

The footprints cold case stops right here

As I gaze from the high ground leer.

What the hell bound is running free?

Droplets pool from my own nosebleeds!

I check my skeleton for wounds.

Exiting my skull comes a tune

That I block animation to

What’s not happening may break you!

I plug my nose and camp on wheat.

Daylight saving nearly complete.

I found some frozen berries trapped

In time, their sustenance quell tap.

I fear the creak sounds of nature

Pulling my cage away to cure.

 

1/28/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du


Submitted: January 29, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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