Monday, February 14, 2011

The Muesli Murders

THE MUESLI MURDERS
by
Brenda Bryant

Written for
BIG TENT POETRY
who asked for the title of something unwritten!

My unwritten novel would have the theme of chicanery, murder and vice.
(I've never written a novel; I've considered it, once or twice.)
There'd be a devilishly clever killer and a lot of sin and sex
And the plot would be designed, of course, to puzzle and perplex.
Why 'muesli' in the title? Well, has it been done before?
And I love alliteration as much as blood and gore!
Also, muesli would be a vehicle for the murderous intent.
A jumble of bits and pieces would be almost heaven-sent.
If muesli were part of the killing, I'd hide a poisoned berry
In among all the goodies! Now that is clever! Very!
But if muesli were part of the cover-up, just consider with what ease
One could box bits of body in muesli! Golly Moses! What a wheeze!
The cutting-up might take ages, but who would ever guess
That harmless boxes of muesli would hide such wickedness?
The killer could take the boxes, one at a time, no doubt,
And hide them in supermarkets! No-one would ever find out!
(Except, maybe the purchasers! I hadn't thought of that.
Maybe they'd turn up their noses and feed it to the cat!)
Don't ask me about victims; I really haven't a clue.
Don't ask me why they are as they are, or do the things they do.
I've never written a novel. Maybe this is the reason why;
I'm no good at fleshing-out people; only the way they die.
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FRAMED!


A window can be circular; a window can be square;
A window can be opened wide to let in the fresh air.
But here's a window on the world, a space without a name,
That has the lacy leaves around, making a living frame.

7 comments:

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I have an unfinished painting along these lines and thoughts - perhaps I will finish it, now!

vivinfrance said...

Rinkly, you are the new Miss Marple. I'm sure you'll work it out.

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Cute and clever! I think you're on to something...

~laurie

www.lkharris-kolp.blogspot.com

umavidula said...

That was very creative!

Jeanne Aguilar said...

Oooo! I think your homicidal maniac could be a health nut who meticulously prepares healthy breakfast meals... muesli and murder, oh my!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

That was fun! It might make quite the book. :)

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, golly gee. I think you'll do it!