(226) Have the Courage to Try, Fail and Succeed!

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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.

(226) Have the Courage to Try, Fail and Succeed!

It’s not easy to get back up

Once you have fallen in a pub,

Drinking your misery away

Wishing your friends could have stay.

If you don’t try, how will you know

If you have succeed or fail though?

Not every arrow fire will find

Its target, but with every line

Shot taken, it brings you that much

Closer to the kill!  You’re the luck,

The courage, the inspiration,

To dream up and pursue your dream! 

To try at such an old age and

Not give up or surrender plan!

Staying true to yourself and goal.

Nothing is impossible once

You set your mind.  Fake confidence

To embellish real ones, take pride

In your leadership, they’ll abide!

Men will send firestorm through the sky!


2/6/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: February 07, 2021

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