(296) White Imperial Sky Entrance

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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.

(296)  White Imperial Sky Entrance

I am made aware of a fool.

The jokes must be on me for sure,

But no one is laughing because

The pranks are so cruel it curses!

I know there are worse things done to

People who don’t seem fit into

Understanding the caste system,

Nor the hierarchy of dictum.

I was their gopher.  Their lab dog.

Obedience like a bullfrog.

I leap to their demand on drinks.

I let them win at chess and things.

I can only watch them at play.

If I play, I must share my base.

Until one day, I climb higher.

My arc has taken me so high!

White Imperial Sky Entrance

They all left to avoid tension.

They have no knowledge of mention.

They won’t bow to the midnight son.


4/17/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: April 18, 2021

© Copyright 2022 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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