(294) My Empire of Pain

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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.

(294)  My Empire of Pain

You build the empire out of fear;

Yet you claim out of love to rear?

You tame with Christianity,

But favor must return what deed?  

You want to keep the races pure,

While good looking sisters can fool?

Fool around with you because she

Works for supremacy to be.

You lock me up while my brother

Gets to screw around!  You smother

My brother with love while you bate,

Hate me for not joining your hate?

Which father are you working for?

In the shared religions rapport,

Of reckoning the day will come

When you can have my kingdom’s drum!

My empire of pain and torment! 

Where lust hide in sheets of dissent!

You will let me down.  I will bleed.

You will kill to help them succeed.


4/15/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: April 16, 2021

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