War and History Poetry posted December 15, 2017


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A short Tyburn Poem on Bonnie and Clyde.

Bonnie and Clyde

by Sharon Meda

Girlie
Churly
Burly
Surly
Bonnie was a girlie, churly beaut
Clyde was just a burly, surly brute


Tyburn poetry writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
A six line poem consisting of 2, 2, 2, 2, 9, 9 syllables.
The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third, and fourth lines as the 5th through 8th syllables.

Syllable Count

line 1 - 2 syllables
line 2 - 2 syllables
line 3 - 2 syllables
line 4 - 2 syllables
line 5 - 9 syllables
line 6 - 9 syllables
Example

Myself

Sowing (2 syllables)
Hoeing (2 syllables)
Growing (2 syllables)
Mowing (2 syllables)

Planting gardens, sowing, hoeing grounds. (9 syllables)
Sunshine keeps all growing, mowing mounds.(9 syllables)
- written by Marion Gibson

Recognized


Girlie - feminine
Churly - rude and violent
Burly - large and strong
Surly - bad tempered

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow also known as Clyde Champion Barrow were American criminals who traveled the central United States with their gang during the Great Depression, robbing people and killing when cornered or confronted.
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