poet Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan

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American Detectives
Never remove their hats
When investigating murders
In other people's flats.

P.S. Chinese Tecs
Are far more dreaded!
And they always appear

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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Comments about Why? by Spike Milligan

  • Disha (2/8/2020 9:04:00 AM)

    Became the poem is go and how you knew

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  • Partha Pratim GoswamiPartha Pratim Goswami (8/12/2016 10:29:00 AM)

    A open question-Why? Extraordinary style to show the contrasting techniques of detective.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (8/12/2016 2:35:00 AM)

    Great portrayal of professionals in the same profession but with different nationalities. The contrast created by the poet evokes laughter and humour. Loved reading this poem which is now my favourite.

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  • Tanya Stanford (8/11/2008 3:01:00 AM)

    Until today, I had never read any poems by Spike. After having read the first one, I couldn't stop and landed up reading all 36 posted here. Brilliant / Brilliant / Brilliant. I am a fan. Love the humour to

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