(290) How Do You Stay Young?

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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.

(290)  How Do You Stay Young?

By keeping yourself active and

Entertain in various ways:

Go for a walk or a light jog.

Read an interesting book or blog.

Shower & groom before you shop.

Have fresh fruits smoothies during stops.

For your busy schedule, cool down

By laughing to a sitcom clown.

Balance out your daily intake.

If you go out today for steak,

The next day have salad & cake,

Or a low-calories green shake. 

Be sure to get enough rest.

Sleep is vital to look your best. 

Not enough stress will make life dull.

More frowns and wrinkles from stress woes!

Protect your skin from extreme sun!

No vapors and cigars.  Just run!

Save enough for shows and concerts.

Have enough safe fun for dessert.


4/11/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: April 16, 2021

© Copyright 2022 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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