(260) A Dinner Discussion

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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.

(260) A Dinner Discussion

Your reservation.  Your table.

Your chairs, two plates.  Palatable?

Menu for beginners.

Here are our specials for dinner.


I want freedom from oppression

Of your schedule predilection!

If it is not the sashimi

Then the undercooked rice.  To please

You and me in deep dish pizza

With stale dough, not freshly pia.

How about I grill some salmon

At home with Netflix or news on  

The big tv tumbling garbage,

Taking out the trash on carnage

That someone will pay for The End.

Thud hasn’t received a dime spent!

Let’s pretend our world is rosy

And justice will be served posey

So the world talk and talk until

Someone hides, falls ill or get kill!


3/12/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: March 13, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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