(295) Too Young to Get Marry. Too Old to Fall in Love Again.

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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.

(295)  Too Young to Get Marry.  Too Old to Fall in Love Again.

I am approaching fifty years.

Feels like twenty-one today, peers.

If I can turn back time, I would

Do things differently. I should

Have met you and start a romance.

Run to be by your side to dance.

Bend down to handkerchief those tears.

Like sky droplets canopy fear,

I have been away all those years.

Perspire in academia

To one day achieve wealth and fame.

I seem to have neglected joy.

The joy of being by your side,

Until there’s nothing left to hide!

We laugh. We cry. We roll. We kiss.

We make love dreaming of one bliss!

My wish to see the world had miss.

The wedding train moves to resist.

Wish I can fall in love again!

Old aged closure denies the hand.


4/15/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: April 17, 2021

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