(272) Friends & Lovers Than End Not Me

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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.

(272)  Friends & Lovers Than End Not Me

Somebody tells me you’re a lie!

That you want to use me to buy.

The situation reads you don’t care!

You tell other guys you’ll go bare!

We must discuss.

We must learn to trust.

Time to break up.

Time to make up.

Time to leave toxic friends behind.

Dine through arguments will not fine

Friendship or love of any kind.

Time to kettle pour and unwind.

Our friends are acquaintances.

Our friends don’t know us very much.

Are we the kind of friends we touch?

Or we don’t know each other much.

Intensely make love.

Immensely shake it off.

We are caring lovers tonight.

We are friends sharing what feel right.


3/24/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: March 25, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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