tagNon-Erotic PoetryChicago Love Story, 1929

Chicago Love Story, 1929

byannaswirls©

A soft snow fell on St. Valentine,
Machine-gun Jack was hidden and warm.
Safe in the arms of his blonde alibi.

Seven men dead in a bullet storm
At Steven’s Hotel in bed with Louise
Machine-gun Jack was hidden and warm.

"Call her to stand," cried the police
Was Al Capone's number one triggerman
At Steven’s Hotel in bed with Louise?

To keep the silence, the border they ran
They can't make you turn once you are wed
even to Capone's number one triggerman.

Faded starlet now lived instead
with thoughts of Jack in better days
You can't turn back once you are wed.

Louise held tight to lies and faith
and whenever snow fell on St. Valentine,
her thoughts turned to Jack in better days
safe in the arms of his blonde alibi.



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Survivor Bonus Challenge: February
"Write a love terzanelle¹, and make sure the word valentine is in there somewhere."

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