Dependent Origination

Bonnie and Clyde

Posted on: September 25, 2008

03/16/2006


You’ve heard the story of Jesse James

Of how he lived and died

If you’re still in need

Of something to read

Here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde.

Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow gang

I’m sure you all have read

How they rob and steal

And those who squeal

Are usually found dyin’ or dead.

They call them cold-hearted killers

They say they are heartless and mean

But I say this with pride

That I once knew Clyde

When he was honest and upright and clean.

But the laws fooled around

Kept takin’ him down

And lockin’ him up in a cell

Till he said to me: “I’ll never be free

So I’ll meet a few of them in Hell.”

If a policeman is killed in Dallas

And they have no clue to guid

If they can’t find a fiend

They just wipe their slate clean

And hang it on Bonnie and Clyde

If they try to act like citizens

And rent them a nice little flat

About the third night

They’re invited to fight

By a sub-guns’ rat-a-tat-tat.

Some day, they’ll go down together

They’ll bury them side by side

To a few, it’ll be grief

To the law, a relief

But it’s death for Bonnie and Clyde.

— Written by the real Bonnie Parker

A very disturbing story. Reminded me of one Steven King’s short story read years ago. It sent a chill up my spine. Because of the youth they shared. Of the desire to be different, to make it. Of the disappointment that life is so boring. Of the loneliness of losing everyone. Of the despair of always running.

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