Thursday, April 21, 2016

Day 21 - The Kid

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The Kid

Funky 4 a Midwestern dude
He made a doves cry sound so cold
Dirty mind vocals, brash and bold
Controversy 4 interlude
Lovesexy assless pants, or nude
Sign o’ the times, paisley domain
Graffiti bridge, glam slam terrain
Swiping her raspberry beret
A love bizarre, get off, foreplay
Delirious, his purple reign.

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Posted to dVerse Form-For-All/Meeting the Bar; Décima, obviously, for the Purple One himself. I was so bummed out by Prince’s death that I had to send him off with a hat-tip.

The décima is a 10-line poem with 8 syllables (octosyllabic) per line using this rhyme pattern:

Go here to see other dVerse poets giving this form a whirl.

But enough of my blathering. Now watch The Kid set the muthaphuckin stage on fire playing the solo for While My Guitar Gently Weeps in this all-star ensemble before strutting his bad ass off the stage like it's no big thing. Skip ahead to time index 3:28 if you're impatient, but the whole performance is pretty dope. 


  1. Ah.. this is a wonderful tribute to the purple one... Isn't it amazing that he played like Jimmy Hendrix later on, Purple rain that fades to Purple Haze...

  2. Oh, there is such sadness over the end of his 'purple reign.' He is gone way too soon, but his music will live on. (And as Bjorn said, this is a fitting tribute.)

  3. Such a wonderful tribute..! Well penned :D

  4. Gayle Walters Rose4/22/2016 10:42 AM

    I love your perfect, poetry tribute to such an amazing talent. He energized the whole stage when he started playing. Watching that video made me miss him even more but it made me realize how blessed I am to have seen his brilliance.
    Gayle ~

  5. Loved this! You captured Prince so well in this piece.

  6. Modern take on the decima - building a voice that in itself mirrors the unique sound that Prince achieved over time in the many forays he made into different sounds and musical forms that he explored. Quite a tribute!

  7. No one will ever do it like he did it! And, you sent him off well!