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To John Watson,

This is hello and goodbye John,
I know that all is well.
Remember two twisted minds John,
From Reichenbach we fell.

I know it must be boring,
When all cases die down.
Yet still with waking eyes,
You'll see crime around the town.

And though I'd like to wake,
And play another game,
I'm playing life, and losing.
Death wins all the same.

By the time you read this little rhyme,
I know I'll be long gone.
But don't be angered by the time,
It's job did nothing wrong.

I remember I once said, "John,
You are my one friend."
You're the one friend who stayed.
Right through to the very end.

Any time you're by my grave,
Or look sadly to the sky,
I will not be there either,
See John, I did not die.
                          -SH

Copyright © Claudette Holmes | Year Posted 2012

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  1. Date: 6/25/2016 10:43:00 PM

    Claudette Holmes, enjoyed reading your poem, thank you for sharing your thoughts through words. *SKAT*
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 5:28:00 AM

    A warm belated welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Dinah. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

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