Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde were two famous criminals during the twenties…..

Bonnie Parker was born in 1910 in Texas, after the father’s death when she was four years old, she went in Dallas. She was a good pupil, she won a writing price and Bonnie write lot of poems like « the story of Bonnie and Clyde ». she was married to a criminal and she has not seen since 1929. Bonnie meets Clyde in 1930.

Clyde Barrow was born in 1910 in West Dallas, in a caravan then when his father earn more money, he lives in tent with his five brothers and sisters. when his young, he already a wrongdoer with his little brother Marvin  « Buck » who died in 1933 shot by a policeman. Clyde was arrest in 1926, 1928, 1929.

Bonnie and Clyde met in 1930 at friend’s home. Clyde go to jail a few time after this meeting and he commit his first murder on his co-prisoner who commit sexual aggression on Clyde. In 1932 he found a criminal organisation. After the death Two young policeman, shot by Clyde in 1934 the FBI  of five states increase their search. The officer find a road where clyde must pass, and they ambush the Clyde’s car and kill the couple in May 23rd 1934

The people saw Bonnie and Clyde as heroes, no as a criminal because during the twenties it’s a depression, and people in US hasn’t got a job or money. they are seen as « Robin hood » because, for people, they fight against the power of money. For Bonnie and Clyde there is the love which make it famous.

 Bonnie poem : « the story of Bonnie and Clyde »

I’m sure you all have read

How they rob and steal

And those who squeal
Are usually found dying or dead.There’s lots of untruths to these write-ups;
They’re not so ruthless as that;
Their nature is raw;
They hate all the law
The stool pigeons, spotters, and rats.They call them cold-blooded 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 taking him down
And locking 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. »The road was so dimly lighted;
There were no highway signs to guide;
But they made up their minds
If all roads were blind,
They wouldn’t give up till they died.The road gets dimmer and dimmer;
Sometimes you can hardly see;
But it’s fight, man to man,
And do all you can,
For they know they can never be free.From heart-break some people have suffered;
From weariness some people have died;
But take it all in all,
Our troubles are small
Till we get like Bonnie and Clyde.If a policeman is killed in Dallas,
And they have no clue or guide;
If they can’t find a fiend,
They just wipe their slate clean
And hand it on Bonnie and Clyde.There’s two crimes committed in America
Not accredited to the Barrow mob;
They had no hand
In the kidnap demand,
Nor the Kansas City depot job.A newsboy once said to his buddy;
« I wish old Clyde would get jumped;
In these awful hard times
We’d make a few dimes
If five or six cops would get bumped. »The police haven’t got the report yet,
But Clyde called me up today;
He said, « Don’t start any fights
We aren’t working nights
We’re joining the NRA. »From Irving to West Dallas viaduct
Is known as the Great Divide,
Where the women are kin,
And the men are men,
And they won’t « stool » 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-gun’s rat-tat-tat.They don’t think they’re too tough or desperate,
They know that the law always wins;
They’ve been shot at before,
But they do not ignore
That death is the wages of sin.Some day they’ll go down together;
And they’ll bury them side by side;
To few it’ll be grief
To the law a relief
But it’s death for Bonnie and Clyde.

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