Friday, December 10, 2021

murder on broadway

by horace p sternwall

are you alfred brown
the talk of the town?
or jasper jones
who elicits anguished groans?

did you murder cecily white
who danced all night?
or hoodwink amanda green
who enlivened the scene?

it is too soon
for anyone to leave the room
you must all play fair
even if you know the mayor

inspector gus guzzle
will attempt to solve the puzzle
but cub reporter harriet hunch
will eat his lunch

ace andrews is on a mission
to make the morning edition
the city will be blasted open wide
because everybody has something to hide

there is a sudden altercation
down at penn station
old number ten comes around the bend
and the night will never end

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