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A Crime In Rhyme: Chapter 1

Updated on July 4, 2012

A brief introduction

The following is a short crime story written in poetry format. I hope you enjoy.

Chapter One

For Josephine it’s just a day.
A day walking the beat
Truncheon swinging by her side
The only sound her feet

Her partner, Harvey hums a tune
A tune he doesn’t know
It’s out of tune and out of time
He’s happy, on the go

A stop for lunch “McDonald’s please”
Says Harvey, licking lips
“Remember” - this from Josephine
“It goes right to your hips…”

He doesn’t grace her with an answer
Doesn’t take the bait
Both unaware someone, somewhere
Is meeting with their fate


“Call the cops” the voice cries out
Riddled with fear and dread
“Call them, quick! They need to come –
I think my husband’s dead!”

The man is dead. It’s plain to see
He’s lying on the lawn
His face a mess, slumped in the grass
His clothing ripped and torn

The sirens wail, folks gather round
To catch a glimpse of death
Jo and Harvey to the scene
They stop and draw sharp breath

“Tape the area” Jo cries “And
Call forensics in!”
And soon the scene is swarmed with cops
Who analyse the sin


Jo and Harvey enter house
To find the wife upstairs
She’s crying, screaming, so distraught
Disturb her? No one dares

An arm of comfort offered now
To hold her, calm her down
A pair of cops, a wife in tears
In just a dressing gown

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      John Crowley 5 years ago from Sheffield

      Ooh excellent. I'd appreciate your thoughts on this one.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Oooh a murder mystery. Okay I'll red on.