Alice Tells A Tale

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Exploring the Narrative Voice
(guest host:  Ingrid)

"Write a poem in the voice of a fictional character."

My wish for adventure
turns bizarre for as
far as you can see.  It
is most confounding to me.
I seem to be the only child
here–unless I'm there.  A

stately white rabbit checks
his pocket watch and frowns.
I meet a cat that can vanish
at will.  Gives me a chill.  We
have nothing like this at 
home.  I stumble-bumble into
an unusual tea party where
everyone is mad, except
the dormouse who is tipsy.
There is a nasty Red Queen,
and two oafs known as
Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum.
Hard to tell the difference.
A cloud-surrounded caterpillar
speaks words in blown smoke–
no joke.  He is arrogant
toward me but quickly loses

This whole place is becoming 
all too dreadfully
annoying.  I am toying with
the idea of returning to
my mundane existence 
of learning lessons 
under a tree.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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8 Responses to Alice Tells A Tale

  1. Ingrid says:

    This is so much fun! I love how you have given Alice her own voice. I felt like I was down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass with her 🙂


  2. Beverly Crawford says:

    What great fun this is, imagining Alice’s commentary on her journey! Bravo!


  3. Helen Dehner says:

    No, No, No ~~~~ never return to mundane.


  4. robtkistner says:

    Excellent Sara, so well written!


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