(266) Substance Egress

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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.

(266)  Substance Egress

I spend my early years fighting

What I am destine to become:

A party animal!  Hearty.

A social beer drinker!  Sporty.

Who analyze hollow thinkers.

Oh, you have tried so hard to fit

In somewhere but cliché banshee

Do not readily clique doobie

Us in pedigree nature free

The pure bred or mix puppet tree

From a system of murderers!

During our adult life, we try

To analyze what have just passed

While doing so, we egress less

Than before to party to feel

What we’ve tried so desperately

To overcome, to fit into do

Not want our body extracting

Thought globs forced to collect inside

Substance weld shield pyre within walls!


3/18/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: March 19, 2021

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