my momma, she try to warn me

“he’s trouble…jus’ like yer old man

find sumpthin’ better… if ya can.”

course, i didn’t listen to her plea;

Clyde winked as i sat on his knee

he taught me how to aim a gun,

showed me armed robbery be fun!

terrorized those folks in Texas

FBI came lookin’ for us

cops ambushed car, our daze was done.



This poetic form is a “decima” with 10 lines of 8 syllables each and abbaaccddc rhyme scheme.  Read more at d’Verse Poets where Gayle is hosting!


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bryan Ens
    Apr 23, 2016 @ 15:50:29

    You tell Bonnie’s take wonderfully. Perfect for the decima theme. ..and would have also worked for the folk theme on Tuesday ☺


  2. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Apr 23, 2016 @ 07:48:30

    This is a joy – love the vernacular, the excellent use of this form, and the dawning realisation of whose story you’re telling.


  3. Gay Reiser Cannon
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 22:26:16

    Love the vernacular and clever rhymes to make this an internal stream of consciousness of adventurous Bonnie. I’ve know a few like her. Well done!


  4. Arcadia (@MissArcadia)
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 18:58:00

    Who knew Bonnie and Clyde could be so poetic. Well done.


  5. Bekkie
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 14:00:28

    The story of Bonnie and Clyde I’d recognize it anywhere!


  6. Bodhirose
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:53:22

    Wow, I love your telling of the tragedy of those two wild and out-of-control, infamous criminals…and great title too, Lynn! Thanks for linking up a wonderful poem for the prompt.


  7. Sanaa Rizvi
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:04:12

    So effortlessly done Lynn 🙂


  8. Myrna Rosa
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:28:07

    I like your title for the DECIMA and you told the story in such a fun way though I know it’s not really funny. Enjoyed this Lynn.


  9. Mary
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:21:26

    Ha, shoulda listened to mama! Smiles.


  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 09:24:58

    Oh yes.. such a legacy, a tale of things gone terribly wrong… in all the sense except fame.


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