(230) To Oz Pronto

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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.

(230)  To Oz Pronto

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place

Of your own, where you can escape

To Oz, find what you are lacking?

My youth to reminisce upon.

My sincerest innocent spade

To be trample on as rabid

Terrorist bent on destroying

The institution and ways! Ring

A dung ears to all the foulness

That life has summoned in prowess.

Can I be in immortal mess

After my midlife census?

Will I be able to repair

My broken left elbow & chair?

I yearn for the vitality

Of youth, the embodiment seized

Learned knowledge without distress. Stop!

Find someone to spend the rest of

Your life with, and without you here,

From Oz, I return to nudge peers.


2/10/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du 

Submitted: February 11, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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