The mysterious case of the hole in the trousers
It began when a man discovered a hole in his trousers.
A bullet, a burn, an assault? The police were baffled;
They had no answers, only theories.
A suspect was arrested, then released.
Discontent rumbled in the town.
The victim made a tearful public appeal.
Vigilante groups were mobilised.
Journalists probed, going door to door;
An on-line team led a large-scale exposé,
With dark mutterings of ‘high-up involvement’.
In the end a culprit was found, confessed, was jailed.
Out early on parole, he writes a best-selling book;
‘Redemption of the soul’ is the working title.
He then settles back to a suspiciously lavish
Private-island lifestyle in the Caribbean.
Soon, there is talk of a cover-up, a new trial,
But evidence goes missing and witnesses are scared.
Meanwhile the trousers languish, unrepaired.