(102) Shake The Attack

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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.

(102)  Shake The Attack

Wish I knew then what I know now.

For self-preservation, I grow

Two heads of amphisbaena:

One to speak my thoughts and free will.

The other, to fight back their kill.

Watch out!  Backstabbing frenemies!

To outsmart my enemies,

I have ignited sparks that burn

Through their very core being!  Churn

Winged arms over asphalt urn. 

Lockability summons it!

But I take what I can give back. 

The majority rules.  They get

Until minority arms set. 

Meddling in others affair can

Get you kill unless they ban aid.

Look around at where you are now!

A brave new world left behind you!

A gray blue world surrounds your shrubs!

New world duffin gone wild in pub!


9/24/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: September 24, 2020

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