The Case of the Disappearing Friendship
INVOCATION TO AMUSE MEANT
HARRY HOUDINI’S TOAST TO ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
To my friend Conan Doyle, your writings grow strange-o Of elves and faeries this Hocus-Pocus
Perhaps Sherlock Holmes will soon lose his focus.
That keen eye for crime’s cruel seductions,
Your hero’s sharp mind, his skillful deductions
Unravelling the clues through the dark streets of London,
As each case twists and turns you bring before us
Nefarious characters soon brought to justice.
Let us sing your praises, our glasses, let’s raise them –
A toast to Sir Arthur, your writings and canon,
To Holmes and Watson from this crystal chalice
Hear, here we cheer at the hotel Brown Palace.
Alas, your Spiritism I’ve debunked and banished
Forever our friendship completely has vanished.
Presented by Tim Weil at the 2019 DWNP Sherlock Holmes Birthday Dinner
Copyright © 2018 Tim Weil – Security Feeds LLC
Reference – The End of a Beautiful Friendship (Jill Harness