(268) The Hardest Part in Medicine

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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.

(268)  The Hardest Part in Medicine

I remember you when you die.

I will be by your side to hide

The guilt of not being able

To save you from your failing health!

You’re so stubborn to cure yourself,

Because no one can force you

To accept the treatment.  You knew

The long road to recovery

Part mental.  Part medicine.  Read

Online about a new sync heart

To replace your congestive heart.

You are dying and you know it!

I don’t want to be in ER

Let alone have surgery!  Ward?

So I check myself out tonight.

Against doctors & staff advice?

I don’t trust non-holistic care!

Now I’m coughing up blood!  Beware.

I remember you when you’re well!

You smile at me and said farewell.


3/20/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: March 21, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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