The Plot – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

dVerse Poets – Meet the Bar – Lists

Bjorn at dVerse has invited us to work with a list to write a poem.


Photo: Cluedo set, found at


“There are four kinds of homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.”

The Plot

Some soap
natal plums
the plot thickens.

ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon


Note: the acrostic works off strychnine.



Filed under Free Verse, Humour, life, poem, quote

52 responses to “The Plot – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Ha! Very clever! I love a good murder mystery. But poor, warm-reekin’ haggis, to be equated with strychnine, for shame! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Xan

    And then the murders began

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  3. Beverly Crawford

    It certainly does!

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  4. Mr Plum in the library with the haggis??/
    Hysterical ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. So clever Paul ๐Ÿ™‚ It works great for the list prompt!

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  6. Haggis? You are a desperate soul!๐Ÿ˜„

    Sent from my iPad


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  7. Nice last line to the list. It makes me look forward to more details.

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  8. lol an Agatha Christie lean … but not rushing to try your cooking!

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  9. I enjoyed the prompt, the poem, and the comments! Thanks for the evening brightener.

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  10. we love playing cluedo and now make it more interesting with a speed round. your poem was quick and succinct. made me realise that is the way to go about lists, quickly and efficiently. well listed Paul!

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  11. That Clue movie is pretty good too.

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  12. lync56

    Interesting poem – you have lost me on this one – too deep for me


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  13. Haggis hiding the hemlock

    the butler did it.

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