(264) Why Are There Two Choices?

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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.

(264)  Why Are There Two Choices?

People are easily confused

And frustrated if given spiel

Of too many choices, they may

Just walk away from choosing a

Respond to why two candidates

With two political parties, 

Republican or Democrat,

Battle at the election poll.

Many critics lament that there’s

Not enough diversity where

The need to establish well fare.

To understand in black or white,

Masculine and feminine pangs,

Which seemingly pull opposing

Forces to ponder ones being

That two hemispheres of the brain

With two hands and two feet need walk

In patrol pair around the block.

It sounds simply absurd until

You have a real conversation.


3/16/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: March 17, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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