The Science of Deduction

by mossgirl19   Jul 11, 2017


Playing Sherlock, one day in his crazy life
He decided to deduce, deduce, deduce.
The first prey caught his animated eyes
“Hmmm, I shall put this science into use.”

So, boldly he came towards a man
And said, “Hello there, gentle Sir!
Can I please take a look at your hand?
And I will tell you what’s in there."

Quite hesitant, the man put his hand forth
But asked “Are you a freaking fortune teller?”
“Nay Sir, you have lowered down my worth,
I call myself a genius de-mystifier.”

Don’t be surprised if I will know your story
For I live to deduce, deduce, deduce
I might uncover dark secrets, for that I’m sorry
But the science of deduction will have its use.

“Hmmm, let see, there are lines in your palm
And they form many shapes, rather queer
Oh, good man, you are a reader of the psalms!
And your piety is seen in this line here.”

The man was shocked in disbelief
“How could you? How could you know?
Tell me how for my peace and relief
Or else I’d thought you’re from down below!”

“Easy man, easy, the mystery I will unlock
I saw nothing in the palm of your hand
But that dangling crucifix from your back
Made me conclude that you are a servant man.”

The man sourly grinned, “Aha! So, that’s all you see?
You are but wasting my precious time!”
But he added, “Well, no, I see some curious things actually
And I hope I’m not out of the line.”

“Hmmm, in your hand-carry bag I can see gold
Shining from within and some metal gloss
Hey! I do remember a while ago I have been told
That burglars stole the golden Sanctuary cross!"

Before the man can run, he took him by the hand
And that day, his deduction was put to use
Through him, caught were the thieves of the land
Glad he decided to deduce, deduce, deduce.

He’d never supposed what a day it would be
Everybody calls him the little Sherlock now
Guess it pays off to be a little crazy bee
And take a weird chance at life somehow.

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  • 4 months ago

    by Bradley Peter

    The story was intriguing, but I feel the rhythm was marred by it. It struggled at times, I think. Particularly in the eighth stanza:
    The man sourly grinned, “Aha! So, that’s all you see?
    You are but wasting my precious time!”
    But he added, “Well, no, I see some curious things actually
    And I hope I’m not out of the line.”

    I personally feel that the first and third lines were perhaps a tad too long.

    But I certainly applaud your storytelling. This poem was a mystery I was eager to have revealed.

  • 5 months ago

    by Lvi

    Mel,the way you narrate the events is amazing.
    Enjoyed reading this great piece. :)

    • 5 months ago

      by mossgirl19

      Aww, thank you Lvi. I do narrate a lot. :-)

  • 5 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Loved this piece it's brilliant- writers block has inspired you x

    • 5 months ago

      by mossgirl19

      Milly! Thank you for an inspiring comment!

  • 5 months ago

    by Em

    And here we have ms mg out of writers block and into some amazing poetry.. kerrrrching!!!

    • 5 months ago

      by mossgirl19

      Haha, Em! Thank you, Duchinggg...

  • 5 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Writer's block? Never! Excellent story and thoroughly original, Mel.

    All the best

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