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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.
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:
A B B A A C C D D C
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.