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Updated on July 29, 2015

Beyonce feat Jay Z Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, sometime between 1932 and 1934, when their exploits in Arkansas included murder, robbery, and kidnapping. Contrary to popular belief the two never married. They were in a long standing relationship. Posing in front of
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, sometime between 1932 and 1934, when their exploits in Arkansas included murder, robbery, and kidnapping. Contrary to popular belief the two never married. They were in a long standing relationship. Posing in front of | Source

Bang! Bang!

There are those who come into our lives

As if they have always been there

Gravitational pull

Chemistry

Love


Paradoxically,

you relent for you must know why


This man’s love

Has captured heart and soul

Living, breathing, beckoning with his call


Thus

Begins

The hunt for logic


Momentum

Understanding

Misunderstandings


How can something so glittery really be gold?


Protection

Security

Sharing spirit


Holding hands

Eventually unfold


Prayers are lifted


Heaven only knows

How much self is seen

In magical mirrors lacking sheen


Reflections

Redirections

Regrets

Unfinished affairs


Leaving only yearnings

Mourning for the mornings

When you so easily shared

Glances, romances and dances


Space

Fills the loops

Where there once was care


Distance

Reality

Jealousy


Gaps

Valleys

Dust in the wind


Meeting ourselves in the next curve

“Bang! Bang!

My Baby Shot Me down.”

http://history1900s.about.com/od/1930s/a/bonnieandclyde.htm

From all accounts, Bonnie Parker was beautiful. She stood 4' 11" and weighed a mere 90 pounds. She did well in school and loved to write poetry. (Two poems that she wrote while on the run helped make her famous.) Bored with her average life, Bonnie dropped out of school at age 16...


Clyde stood 5' 7" and weighed about 130 pounds. He had two serious girlfriends (Anne and Gladys) before he met Bonnie, but he never married.

One of Bonnie's Poems, "Waging Sins"

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Shyron,

      I imagine Bonnie had lots to share that we never got to hear. Smiles.

      Thanks for reading.

      Blessings,

      Kim

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Wow! I did not know that Bonnie was a poet. I loved your poetry also. You are great.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Dee aka Nonna,

      YOU ROCK!

      Kim

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      Dee aka Nonna 3 years ago

      Not to worry. I feel the spirit..... Right now I am working on updating some hubs.....I will keep readying your hubs....they inspire me.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Dee aka Nonna,

      One whom I feel a sharing spirit, your kind words are so appreciated. Thank you for the votes. Will be over to visit soon. Having trouble keeping my internet connection so it may take me a day or two. I had to write this note three times before I outraced the net demon.

      Kim

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      Dee aka Nonna 3 years ago

      I am so in love with this piece of poetry. It is filled with insight, wisdom, and imagery. Bang! Bang! I love the references to Bonnie and Clyde. From the moment I saw the orginal film I was fascinated by their story. So happy you included the poem she wrote....a real eye opener. Thank you. The words sharing spirit....is one I will be thinking on for a while. Great hub. Voted up, awesome, beautiful......

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago

      Suzette,

      I think you are correct. Relationships where part of the attraction is the danger associated with it create a real adrenalin rush. I know I get that rush watching James Bond movies.

      tirelesstraveler,

      Greetings. Thank you for dropping by. I think it is pretty interesting that Bonnie turned out to also be a poet in addition to a gangster.

      Blessings to you both,

      Kim

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      Judy Specht 3 years ago from California

      This was very informative. I must confess to knowing little about Bonnie and Clyde.

      The way you manipulate words is superb. Nice work.

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Kim: What an interesting poem and topic. The the poem is wonderful and you say so much with such few words. You certainly show the ebb and flow of relationships. There are those special ones that come into our lives, that is for sure and forever leave their imprint in our lives. I have always loved the Bonnie and Clyde love story - it is such a shame they took the course their lives did. But , I think that was always part of the attraction. They loved the danger, the adrenalin, and the killing as much as they loved one another! What a tragic love.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago

      GRL,

      Thank You. And gangsters also write poetry. I did not know that about Bonnie Parker until I started doing the research. Glad you enjoyed this piece.

      Kim

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      This was just awesome. Enjoyed it. Even gangsters know how to love.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      nighthag,

      So good to see you. Thank you for your kind comments. Wishing you all the best,

      Kim

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Jodah,

      Thanks for the vote and all your continued support. I do not know if you would call my style versatile or just all over the place. Smiles.

      Appreciate You!

      Kim

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Another wonderful poem by you Kim. You show such versatility in style. I also love the touch of adding the poem Waging Sins by Bonnie Parker. By the photo she was a beauty too. Voted up.

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      K.A.E Grove 3 years ago from Australia

      I truly enjoyed this, a thoroughly fascinating read from beginning to end

      So very well done !

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      mylindaelliott,

      Thank you so much for stopping by. I can say I have only been truly in love one time, and to this day, that connection takes my breath away.

      Many Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving,

      Kim

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      mylindaelliott 3 years ago from Louisiana

      Very nice poem. I sometimes wonder how things get the way they are between couples.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Faith,

      Thanks for loving this one and calling my poetry a treat. I especially appreciate those kind words when I am not as satisfied with the piece as I would like to be. Some writers are their worst critics. Smiles.

      Have an extra helping of the special cornbread stuffing for me.

      Someone else had already called dibs on the stuffing, so I will be making my sweet potato casserole which is really more like a dessert than a side.

      I make the kind with nuts, not with marshmallows.

      Many Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,

      Kim

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Kim,

      Reading your poetry is certainly a treat! Really loved this one. The more I read, the more I love. I am always thinking the last one is my favorite, then you write another one!

      Up and more and sharing.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Jamie,

      Thanks for making me feel special. I am enjoying your poetic journeys as well. Here's to both of us Keepn Em Comn.

      Blessings,

      Kim

      word55,

      If I am your sis, then that makes you my bro. How cool is that? Thanks for your willingness to go on the journey. I will need to revise this one for I know the ending may throw people. Thanks for reading.

      Many Blessings,

      Kim

      Jodah,

      They say the more you do something, the chances are you will improve. Hopefully, that will work out that way for me. As for setting the bar, you sir continue to move it higher. I am kind of short, so I will need to work harder in order to just barely keep in hand's reach. Smiles.

      Many Blessings to You and Yours,

      Kim

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Kim,

      I think you already know how I feel about your writing. You are setting a high bar for us all to aspire to. Your writing is consistently high class and doesn't seem to waver. If anything just getting stronger. Voted up of course.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Whoa, what a trip. Very adventurous until the end. However, you really had me going. That's the way of a good writer I guess. Keep up the good work my sis.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Taking a break from things to read your poetry. I am enjoying this journey through your poetry. It is very enlightening to follow a fellow poet through each poem and each seasoned line. Keep them coming. Jamie

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Mike,

      Thanks for reading. Your kind words are very much appreciated.

      Theater girl,

      If I managed both "true and original," then I feel like I have accomplished something. The votes always make me smile.

      Blessings,

      Kim

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from New Jersey

      I agree with so much of the above!

      "How much of self is seen

      In magical mirrors lacking sheen"

      Love that line!

      So true and at the same time original.

      Votes all over the place!

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      Mike Robbers 3 years ago from London

      Kim i will totally agree with Billy, i am amazed by the way you write, you have a very talented pen!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      wnd,

      I appreciate you for associating talent with me. I know this is a weird one, and needs lots of revisions. But, I wanted to write something, and this is what I got. If we do not cross hubs, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

      Give Roscoe and Bella My Best,

      Kim

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Your talent is full of surprises.

      Great one.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Bill, You are one of my favorite writers. You are much more diverse, far more prolific and have not only been a friend to me, you have been my guide. I bless you for that.

      Kim

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kim, you are rapidly becoming one of my favorite writers. Well done once again. There is a wonderful flow to your poetry, and you make the most of a minimum of words. Excellent work!