(270) Old Man Punjabi: III. Add the Cost to Karma

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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.

(270)  Old Man Punjabi

III.  Add the Cost to Karma

Lost cobra has found a new home!

With FBI, you’re not alone.

Months of investigation found

The shipper confessed to cobra

Bound for Yuba City address

Of Old Man Punjabi unless

His family plan to resell.

But it is illegal as hell!

The Indian Cobra causes

Majority of human deaths!

One bite will paralyze your breath!

Old man had his day in court. 

They claimed snake was my pet of sort?

With no evidence, they then claimed

To know me.  The judge fine old man

With interest comes to $2,000. 

Add the cost to karma, old man

Why have you failed to understand

That true leaders know right from wrong!

You keep on fighting to belong.


3/22/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du




Their grandfather recently acquired an Indian Cobra for a pet through the Punjabi shipping channel. There were strong disagreement in having it in the family; so one morning, around 4:00AM, he released the cobra in the public playground here in Yuba City, California. One 10yrs old child found it and his mother dial 911, who contacted the fire department.

Federal agents got involved tracking it to them. The family along with grandpa appeared in court and of all things, they claimed the cobra belong to me! Well, that didn't work so they said they know me! Huh?

A few years ago, his granddaughter appeared in a red dress one day when I was walking pass their house with my two macaws. She flirted but I did not say anything. A few days later, the old man would holler from their garage "You rape!" I have been receiving comments from that old man and his family ever since.

What you did was a bad omen, ill-moral, and very irresponsible! [Did you release the cobra in the middle of the field hoping that it had strike someone running across? What a fool! Do you know what eagles do to snake?] The Indian Cobra is innocent! It did not ask to be trapped, displaced from its natural habitat, and become an unwanted or illegal pet! The cobra could have kill someone, your neighbor, or become slaughter itself! You should thank the Yuba City police officers and fire department for having enough karma to wrangle and save the poor animal!

Heard they got slammed with a $1,000 fine. (Now interest to nearly $2,000). Rather lenient wouldn't you say? No jail time.

Submitted: March 23, 2021

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