(278) The Melodrama Pistol

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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.

(278)  The Melodrama Pistol

Fire I burn!  Muscles I need!

Mayhem and destruction, I breed!

You don’t know what I’m about? Boom!

You better mop up!  There’s the broom!

I hate you and I want you out!

I bait you so you scream out loud!

I’m a freak anticipating

Your bad move, last groove, urgh next jinx!

Muscles I build!  Your last word dill?

With you the roadkill bite landfill!

With me the last bastion of

Rainbow colors prism.  Tough buff!

Kaleidoscope shine hammer time!

Release me from this white yolk rhyme!

I am wicked when you picked.

Words flesh into liquid sickness!

With muscles I hustle!  Pillow!

I stuff with hot air, hitch to crow! 

You hurt me no more, deaden scourge!

You burn here no longer blunt force!


3/30/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: March 31, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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