(234) I Am All Alone in the World

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  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.

(234) I Am All Alone in the World

I must confess to you right now.

There’s nowhere to place your trust.  How?

Society has gone virtual.

Chastity somewhat mythical.

All the good ones gone fishing or

Have taken the bait.  Gone missing.

I am all alone now afraid

Of catching mutant lady bug.

I wear protective gears to walk

These overrun streets of hawkers

Who will even sell your shoulders 

To a bio graft profiter.

They don’t listen to the prophets.

My brain controls sell, buy or trade.

My 3D visor stats who’s paid.

My briefcase hardwires for errors.

My leathers connect with other

Satellite walkers who orbit

Our neon planet with circuit

Green precision of the market.


2/14/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du 

Submitted: February 15, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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