From the Case Files of Detective Davy D

***Davy’s link:

Once upon a mystery,

A crime lacking finesse

Required solving-expertise:

Brit’s elite detective, Davy D.

Ever heroic, he answered call—

Though it meant a brief abandonment

Of his mistress, Poetry.

He set aside his pen, thesaurus,

Sharpened mind to glean obscure clues,

Proceeded to amber cordoned-off scene.

The body lay in ‘staged’ position

To suggest a suicidal fall—

Patently ridiculous,

Detective D was not amused.

Blood spatter in the wrong direction,

Bite marks far out of victim’s reach…

These he mutely noted with poker face.

Lovely lividity was also telling—

Suggested someone delayed reporting;

Perhaps guilty knowledge on the part of

Spouse who hadn’t ceased to pace.

Detective Davy took him aside:

“Sir, will you submit to queries here

Or shall I escort you to HQ?”

Sputtering, stuttering, the man replied

“Makes no difference, nothing to hide.”

Sweating, he turned for one last look

At crumpled form of once-loved bride—

“It didn’t have to happen this way,

I’d have let her go with the other guys…

Better them, than me, she’d come to despise.”

Detective Davy gave gentle wry smile—

“Love’s complicated, no matter the path,

Death’s road (he gestured to cold corpse)

Is merely a short rocky mile.”


So, what was resolution to curious case—

Malice murder, or maybe new “pop” defense?

I’d ask star detective the decision of jurist…

But investigation brilliant-done, he’s moved on.

Now he’s working out how to fit

‘Xylophone’ amid lines poetic.

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23 thoughts on “From the Case Files of Detective Davy D

  1. RL, I am absolutely gobsmacked with these wonderful words that will have me smiling to the end of my days. Thank you does not say enough. I will repost this on my site, with your permission, but would like to have it to myself for a couple of days and work out a worthy response. Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙂

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    • I think this is a one-time deal, just for fun–I wrote it for blogger Davy D, who’s a wonderful and talented British guy. I’ll add his link to the post, so you can find him easily, as I think you’d enjoy his posts 🙂


  2. I just love this ! You bless us with your poetry, but when you write for someone in particular, it is oh so special! What a sweet gift! (I have a poem you wrote for Aub hanging on he wall in her room!).


    • Ohhhh, you still have that up?! Wonderful–thank you!! This was fun because Davy is a former detective (UK), and I got to play with my “vast professional” knowledge gained from hours of Discovery ID Channel!! haha! 🙂 🙂


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