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Sherlock Holmes and Watson

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Sherlock Holmes and Watson

Sherlock Holmes and Watson made
A duo fighting crime
The wise detective and his friend
The greatest in their time!

It all began with 'Gloria Scott'
When old man Trevor died
Sherlock then, to help his friend
His hobby theories tried

Whether Naval Treaties lost
Or strange Red-headed League
Holmes and trusty Watson solved
Conundrums and intrigue

Whether 'twas the Second Stain
Or swan at Abbey Grange
Those dearest fellows smoked their pipes
On matters grave and strange

If Watson never understood
'Till matters did conclude
It sometimes seems 'twas Holmes's fault
That things were misconstrued

Then there came the felons' dread
The sudden shout, "Halloa!"
And Watson, sometimes young Lestrade
Would run to see below

I think, perhaps, that Watson's mind
Was sharper yet than ours
For putting up with Holmes's quirks
Could be like counting stars

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  1. Date: 5/15/2013 8:25:00 PM

    Wow! I like the rhyme form. good research or good memory, either one, it put life into this write. was fun to read aloud. thanks! Randy

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 8:59:00 PM

    A nice little win.. congrats.. ~Linda

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 10:29:00 AM

    I used to love reading about this pair. My fave phrase "elementary, my dear Watson". Very good piece written in full rhythm-and-rhyme style. Congratulations on your well-deserved win with this piece, Isaiah. :)

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 8:48:00 AM

    The story the meter the rhyme you own! Enjoyed this Isaiah!! Congrats

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 2:46:00 PM

    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 11:46:00 AM

    Congrats, Isaiah. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 1:13:00 PM

    I just re-read Holmes a few months ago. Great choice and poem! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 5:35:00 AM

    Congrats on you wonderful win... You penned it well~A.O

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 5:32:00 AM

    Congratulations Isaiah, A very good write, well deserved win. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 5:13:00 AM

    congrats, a fantastic story told about this famous pairing - being next to me on the winners' list you are in prime position to catch my two reprobates! lol

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 11:23:00 PM

    Congrats Isaiah on your great win, cheers.

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:02:00 PM

    Congrats Isaiah.

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 8:21:00 PM

    Way to go Isaiah this is a masterful job.

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 7:16:00 PM

    Congratulations, Isaiah, well done.

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 5:58:00 PM

    Very clever quatrain, the rhyming and meter is flawless and very beautiful. Congrats. ~Jeremy

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 2:50:00 PM

    Congratulation on your win. Very different and very nice. Terry xo

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 2:23:00 PM

    Congrats on your win.....:-)

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 2:21:00 PM

    Most of us thought of romance......you were on a wonderful different road with your pick.....I love this twist to the contest, Isaiah!! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 1:51:00 PM

    Great duo to highlight with a poem. Enjoyed very much. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 10:03:00 AM

    more congratulations coming your way Isaiah and well deserved xx

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:10:00 AM

    Isaiah, you once again impressed me with your signature meter and rhyme! Fantastic job describing a favourite duo of mine. Congrats on your win in my contest :)

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 12:19:00 AM

    that was great at the end, how WAtson would have to be sharper than us!! I can tell you must be a Sherlock holmes fan from reading your tribute poem. Do you enjoy those Robert Downey Jr. Movies too?

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 6:51:00 PM

    I'm a Sherlock fan too! Do you like the new version with Watson as a woman?Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 9:02:00 AM

    Elementary, My Dear Zerbst...It is obvious that you are well read on Mr. Holmes and his adventures...Impressive and VERY clever entry sir - Tim

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 12:13:00 AM

    Lovely poem. I always enjoyed the intriguing mysteries solved by sherlock holmes..and so i found your poem entertaining.

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:18:00 AM

    wonderfully rhymed with great flow! i thoroughly enjoyed it...