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Inspector Tweede

There was no finer detective than Inspector Thaddeus Tweede of Scotland Yard!
He was most astute in solving crimes and could quickly detect a fake canard!
He joined the force as a 'bobby' working himself to the peak of his profession.
You daren't pull the wool over his eyes when he was seeking a confession!

Ah!  He could have been cast in a movie since he was a detective's prototype,
In his tweed suit, tweed cape, tweed deerstalker's cap and ever-present pipe!
When investigating crime scenes he'd mull the facts with his chin in his hand,
Puffing his pipe making copious notes should he be called to the witness stand!

The highlight of his career was solving the case of Prime Minister Percival Hoar,
Who was found by his maid one dark and stormy night sprawled upon the floor!
There was no evidence of forceful entry or anyone breaking through the door,
Nor was there any sign of a struggle, bullet holes or oozing, bloody gore!

Who could have done this dastardly deed that brought the minister to his doom?
He took prints, photos and noted a strange odor as he moved about the room.
Thaddeus called on all his experience and training to solve this mysterious case,
Muttering to himself and doing a lot of 'hmming' as to and fro he did pace!

Eureka!  He noted a bulge in the prime minister's jacket he hadn't noticed before!
Gingerly lifting a bottle from the pocket he deduced he needn't search anymore.
It wasn't a gun, the butler, jilted lover, political enemy or an envious friend
That did the terrible deed - 'twas demon rum that brought the minister to his end!

Placed No. 6 in Soup's International Contest - Feb 2012 ($25 + Certificate)

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  1. Date: 11/21/2013 12:32:00 AM

    A very suprb write my dear friend Hinshaw,I enjoyed every bit of d poem....a very well narrated one. Kudos and congrats on ur win! Alwaz, Bob- Based On Belief.

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  1. Date: 10/18/2012 8:53:00 PM

    Bob H.:-) congratulations with your wonderful win in the " February, 2012 Contest " It is very nice to see you on this winning list..*'.*'.*' hip hip hooray. Good night :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 11:46:00 AM

    Fantastic win, so happy for you Beb. A great tale like this can't help be a winner!:)

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 6:04:00 PM

    How exciting a win. ^th in the International contest. i remember this poem and I liked it before. A big bow to you. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 8:01:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in the PoetrySoup International Contest Bob. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 6:37:00 PM

    ((()))Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 9:55:00 AM

    Congratulations on your winning spot in the International Poetry Soup Contest, Bob! I truly enjoy your witty stories. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 3:10:00 AM

    Congratulations, Robert, on your win in the International contest. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 1:20:00 AM

    Bob ,a big congrats on your great win!!!

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 7:44:00 PM

    Love it, I can tell you that the minister and I should have talked. I could have told him all about that demon, and how to exorcise it. Congratulations on a well deserved win sir.

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 6:41:00 PM

    Terrific poem, Robert. Each poem you write is a gem of a story!! Congratulations to you!!

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 3:41:00 PM

    WAY to GO, Robert. Your cleverness is boundless! congrats in this big contest. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 1:43:00 PM

    Congratulations on with this winning piece, Robert! Reminds me of an Agatha Christie mystery.:) Darn rum, who would have thought! Mikki:)

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 10:40:00 AM

    Hi Bob, Congratulations on your win with this wonderful poem!

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 7:13:00 AM

    bob, congratulations on a wonderful poem and a well-deserved win the big contest! this is an absolutely delightful tale and i enjoyed every word. keep 'em coming!

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 7:08:00 AM

    Liquor is one of the quickest ways to foolish behavior! Keep telling us great stories. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 1:20:00 AM

    Super congrats on your win Bob well done love it xx

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 5:36:00 PM

    Congrats Bob on your fantastic win. love phyl

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 2:13:00 PM

    bob !!!!! - SUPER WIN FOR YOUR POEM!!!! - HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! - CONGRATS !!!! - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 2:02:00 PM

    Congrats on your superb win,Bob.Well deserved!! Take Care,Arild

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 1:02:00 PM

    Bob, congratulations on your International win..Dave

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 11:01:00 AM

    Congrats on making the finals.

  1. Date: 7/6/2011 2:41:00 PM

    Great write, Bob. LOL Enjoyed. Best to you guys. Got behind, Una not well again. Breathing problems. Got her on oxygen. Hoping for the best. Ralphie

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 3:38:00 PM

    Holey suffering sangoannas mate, ya got that pommy PM, rum soaker, right upon the plate, well done hopalong Bob. love it mate, Don

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 4:48:00 PM

    This is cute as can be. Love the storyline and the perfect rhyme. Good job my friend. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 11:10:00 AM

    A wonderful tale, wonderfully told. Nice twist at the end too!

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 3:10:00 PM

    that is funny how it ended up being him all along. I think I have seen a few CSI shows where it turned out the victim did it to themselves. Good' un, my friend.

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 10:32:00 PM

    Tweede reminds me of Sherlock Holmes. Got a great chuckle reading how he solved this case! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 9:16:00 AM

    ohhh, great one!! please read my poem " soup safari", robert..i mentioned you there with respect; hope you won;t mind... for sheer fun and admiration for you! :) huggs!