(286) Growing Up Around

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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.

(286)  Growing Up Around

I grew up thinking the world was

Rosy and beautiful.  It was

An innocent and happy child!

Like lemonade and fireworks pile

As we jump up and down to cheer.

A go lucky, bushy tail deer.

I grew up believing that name,

Brother and sister were the same.

We loved each other and wish

No harm would come to the other.

But things have changed like the seasons

Bringing upon us rain and sun,

Follow by snow and cold winter.

We groom like the sons and daughters

Regardless which stage in reason!

The squeeze in since fall had poison!

Depletion of the solace sphere!

Two wrongs to right send guilt somewhere?

I am my mother son until

She seems furloughed by my free will.


4/7/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: April 16, 2021

© Copyright 2022 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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