Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Celibated Detective

By Donald B. Benson

Though Moto was cultured and mellow,
The girl would choose some other fellow.
So Moto by habit
Stayed chaste as an abbot
Or that punchinello, Costello.

With beauty in danger he'd meet up.
But ere Mr. Moto could heat up,
She's lovingly staring
At handsome red herring --
And THAT'S why the villains got beat up.

We really should take time to ruminate.
Was Moto, in fact, really celibate?
With Miss Lotus Long
There's chemistry strong.
Perhaps after fadeout they'd celebrate.

Peter Lorre and Lotus Long in Mysterious Mr. Moto (Norman Foster; 1938).

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