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The Darker Side Of Alice

When Alice fell down the rabbit hole
It wasn’t as it appeared
For as she fell she crashed and bashed
Just as you might have feared

Before landing at the bottom there
All bruised and rather sore
With broken foot; so hopping mad
She set off to make war

She kicked the nearest table and
She shouted out in pain
“By gosh – I’m gonna get you now,
Dear Rabbit – run again”

“For however fast you dash and dart
I’ll hound you down and more
And then you won’t be pearly white
But in pie you’ll go for sure”

“For my foot is really hurting and
My pride has had a fall
And now I want just sweet revenge
Despite the fact you’re small”

“You’ve dug into a footpath that’s
A public right of way
No regard for health and safety now
To that – what do you say?”

“You didn’t put a sign up nor
Apply to dig the road
So now my little bunnykins
I’m going to explode”

“And sue you through the court system
Take you for all you’re worth
And get my own back if it’s the
Last thing I do on earth”

But white rabbit muttered something
And then dashed right on through
The smallest door she’d ever seen
And one all painted blue.

He laughed and gave no backwards glance
Nor cared for what came next
For he was more concerned about
The time.  Oh he was vexed!”

“For now she’d make him late you see
By ranting on and on
So he turned his back against her frown
And scurried right along.

And Alice – well you think you know
Just where she then went. True?
But did you know she didn’t tail
And go through door so blue?”

Instead she dragged her broken foot
Back to the path up high
And dialled the number 999
For help lest she might die

And dosed up on a morphine drip
She dreamt of things so weird
Like tea parties with mad march hares
And Queen of Hearts with beards

She dreamt of Cheshire cats smiling
Of Tweedle Dum and Dee
But when she woke she found that she
Had gone to A and E

Alice

Alice (Photo credit: katmary)

The Fall

My bones are broke, my muscles sore
My feet and legs just dead
My brain’s a fog, my mind’s asleep
My eyelids feel like lead

My knees are bruised, my back is done
My wrists are swollen too
For down the rabbit hole I went
Along with Alice too

But unlike Alice, silently
No magic broke my fall
And so the bumps and bashes hurt
With knocks against the wall

And at the end no little door
Or rabbit with a watch
Nor tea table with mad hatter
Nor time to play hopscotch

No Tweedle Dum or Tweedle Dee
No dormouse in a pot
No Queen of hearts, or Cheshire Cat
Just searing pain so hot

And added in indignity
Of feeling quite a fool
For sprawling out across the floor
From dropping off a stool!

My bones are broke, my muscles sore
My feet and legs just dead
The pain of taking quite a fall
I should have stayed in bed!

Be Who You Want To Be!

I fell upon the stairs last night
And slipped the whole way down
And at the end a gulf appeared
That sucked me in the ground

Much like the hole that Alice found
But here no rabbits ran
Instead a world of possibility
A place of no set plan

A realm of opportunity
A domain of prospects rife
A  land where all could have a go
To flourish and live life

And sat up on the hillside
Was a place that seemed so real
A place of safety and of sanctuary
To contemplate and heal

To sit a while and listen
To that small voice from within
That gave direction and gave succour
With help and with meaning

And as it did the mist cleared
The whole world opened wide
The sunshine shone so strongly
With rays of light beside

And a truth revealed in glory
With encouragement anew
That all you need to be in life
Is very simply you!

For it’s you that has the courage
It’s you that holds the key
The you that’s always good enough
To be just who you want to be!