Hercule Poirot and 'The Case of the Missing Rescue Pumpkin'

Hercule Poirot and 'The Case of the Missing Rescue Pumpkin'

A Poem by Dave Brown



Hercule, in his easy chair with wine and book

Heard a knock on his door from a mother and daughter

They needed him to solve a missing pumpkin crime

And seeing tears flow, he thought that he otter


It was a rescue pumpkin

That had been saved from the wild

And they’d both raised it ever since

It had been the smallest child


It had been growing with many others

All snug in the very same plot

But when they went to give it love one morn

It was missing from its own special spot


Hercule walked with them row after row

His keen eye picking up clues

Showing big bear paw prints to mother and daughter

Down by his now filthy shoes


Then a movement caught the corner of his eye

A thing often seen by a country bumpkin

It was a big black bear with a big grin

Happily devouring the rescue pumpkin


Certainly, this was not the outcome they wanted

What with that rescue pumpkin not coming back

But in spite of the tears that continued to flow

It was another case, Hercule was able to crack


Although the mother wished to pay for his service

He refused to take a dime

Just being satisfied to solve one more mystery

And get back to his book reading and wine



© 2021 Dave Brown

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how nice of him not to charge them a fee, as the black bear ate the evidence with glee.

Posted 6 Days Ago

Dave Brown

6 Days Ago

fortunately Hercule figured out what that bruin was doin
isn't he a real gentleman for not taking any money? this Hercule, is he the Hercule HERCULE himself? did he escape from history now to work as a detective? why not, I guess in your world anything is possible :)

Posted 1 Week Ago

Dave Brown

1 Week Ago

7AM here, British Columbia, Canada, What time there?

1 Week Ago

oh sorry I forgot to mention from where I am I don't think You know, Latakia, Syria, it is exactly 5.. read more
Dave Brown

1 Week Ago

Ah so

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