Albert Van Hoogmoed "A Crime Scene"
There's been a murder, a woman was killed,
found in a bathtub, partially filled.
A pair of policemen went into the house
and questioned the poor woman's spouse.
He'd just come home from working all night
and found her like that, a terrible sight.
The younger policeman looked on with dismay.
He'd never forget that terrible day.
He saw the young woman from behind the door
and empty milk cartons all over the floor,
Scattered strawberries, slices of fruit,
and spoonfuls of sugar and honey to boot.
''Who could have done this terrible thing?''
His voice had a horrified, pitiful ring.
''Just look at the clues,'' replied Sargeant Miller.
''It looks like the work of a cereal killer.''
This poem is a general play on words. The poem talks about how a woman was found in her bathtub dead, and the policemen are questioning the husband. They look around to find out if there are an clues, and they find strawberries, slices of fruit, honey, and sugar with milk covering the floor. The policemen then state that the crime scene was a mess, but the murder left so many clues. It must have been a cereal killer. It is not that I have some strange or demented humor, but I love play on words. I have heard this before, but did not realize that there was a poem in which it was used. The reason that I used this poem is because I enjoy jokes and play on words. In my family, we all love to listen to each other tell jokes and puns, so this is something that fits right in.