I am a great fan of Charles Dickens' novels and have read almost all of them when I was in the 10th grade itself with a dictionary by my side. This day, June 9th, in 1870 he died of a stoke at his dinning table. So just thought of writing a poem, which I know hasn't come out very well, as a tribute to him. Please leave your comments. Also help me improve the poem better.Thanks.

With GREAT EXPECTATIONS
From the great America
NICOLAS NICKLEBY went to London
To meet DAVID COPPERFIELD.
It was A TALE OF TWO CITIES.
They had HARD TIMES connecting
But our mutual friend OLIVER TWIST
Helped them with their friendship.
There was NO THOROUGH FARE to
The hearts of the two men.
They went to THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
To buy THE HOLY TREE for Christmas
THE LAMP LIGHTER,and
a book of A CRISTMAS CAROL that
they had long forgotten since childhood.
They took A HOUSE TO LET
And read THE SHEPHERD AND OTHER CRISTMAS STORIES.
It turned out to be A HAUNTED HOUSE
And the next day they were found dead.
Oliver twist was taken for questioning
Into THE BLEAK HOUSE called prison
And beaten up black and blue
But of the deaths he had no clue.
DOCTOR MARIGOLD attended to him
And cured him of his wounds,
And it became the news even
In THE PICKWICK PAPERS.
In THE BATTLE OF LIFE,
SOMEBODY'S LUGGAGE
Of life and death were stolen;
Listening to THE CHIMES
And THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH.
The 58 year old Charles dickens
Before he died of apoplexy
would have probably said this
About Mr.Nickleby and Mr.Copperfield,
It is THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST'S BARGAIN.
Hello Anita, that's an interesting idea!

I wonder whether it would be better if the titles weren't in capitals. Then the reader wouldn't know they were coming. It would add the surprise of recognition.

Just a couple of typos:

NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
CHRISTMAS STORIES.

they had long forgotten since childhood. ] Here you wouldn't need 'long'.

And beaten up black and blue > beaten black and blue

But of the deaths he had no clue. ] I wonder whether the rhyme is intrusive here?

It is THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST'S BARGAIN. ] This is a good concluding line.

MrP
By the way, I liked the joke about the pharmacist! That was a good one.

MrP
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Thanks Mr.P.Is there a way I can edit the poem?
I guess the "edit" button is no longer available?
Then good old "copy & paste", and you can change anything you want...
MrPedantic By the way, I liked the joke about the pharmacist! That was a good one.
MrP

Which one? I didn't find the word.

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