(283) The American Secret Society

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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.

(283)  The American Secret Society

There used to be a deist fine line

Whence fold saints and sinners define.

These days the conservative ones –

Illuminati, Freemasons,

OTO… those quiet, driven to work

With mixed freewill and high theater

Quirks on glamour and pageantry

To seduce prospective members:

‘Your station in life will advance!’

If merely implies – connection!

When you put on a mask, moral

Seems to stand obsolete in roles.

Relevant yet superficial.

Accurate more than rational.

What’s the harm in joining a group?

A political machine dupes

To network powerful people

Who can pull strings in secrecy,

And influence decisions’ chess?

Read knowledge breeds power invest!


4/4/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: April 16, 2021

© Copyright 2022 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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