Written for: Friday Writings #30 - Beloved Books
"Your mission for today, should you choose to accept it, is to be inspired by a favourite book or books – to describe it/them, and/or the effect on you; or to retell the story; or to invent a sequel, a prequel or an alternate ending; or to attempt something in that style; or to let it lead you in some other new direction of your own. Don't forget to tell us the source of your inspiration!"
(with a nod to Lewis Carroll)
She fell asleep
her cat by her side.
Bored with lessons,
and being proper
her mind went for a ride.
Down a rabbit hole,
eyes opened to wacky world.
All creatures spoke, 'cept
Dee and Dum mumbled.
Colors bid her
to pay attention.
Snow white rabbit,
mean red queen.
Belief held in suspension,
as Alice came upon
a tea party in progress;
how odd, the invitees.
Hatter and Hare hosted,
and drunken dormouse was at rest.
A Cheshire cat was there
then not. He perched on branch
wearing wide grin. He pointed
at a haughty caterpillar
who smoked and looked askance.
Alice grew too tall, shrunk too short,
and even played croquet.
Learned to dance a mad quadrille.
She quickly aced Wonderland's rules.
Her decision was to stay.
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.
Ha, I love this jaunty rewrite! And I particularly enjoyed your clever rhyming.
PS I suppose we should all have guessed your favourite book, just looking at your blog background!
Oh, and, do check what I’ve said back at P&SU re your link problems.
Alice and her wonderland had been a favourite of mine too as a kid . You brought back some memories . Nice write
This is fabulous! Brava!
“She quickly aced Wonderland’s rules.
Her decision was to stay.” Maybe I need to go to Wonderland cause I sure haven’t aced the rules here! This is a fun overview of the book in clever rhyme.
Thanks, Debi. I try to visit there whenever I can.
I do love a retelling!
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I was surprised with your ending. Has me thinking. 🙂
Don’t think too long!