Poetry by Jeff Green


Wonderland nightmare

by cricketjeff on May 19, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

There’s no more Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Since Alice stopped their battle with her blade
The White Knight’s horse, unburdened, roaming free
The knight himself she buried with his spade.

The roses are now red with all the blood,
The Queen has lost her head so wears no crown,

The Hatter and the Hare lie in the mud,
Where Alice on her rampage cut them down.

Though Wonderland was once a fractured dream
Now Alice has laid waste to all its folk.
She giggled as she heard those few left scream
And dipped the soldiers into Humpty’s yolk.

I hope that you will listen to my pleas
And never fall asleep while eating cheese!!!

Author notes

In case it doesn’t translate English children dip toast “soldiers” into boiled eggs.

I have since learned that another non-translation is the old wives’ tale that if you eat cheese last thing at night you will get nightmares, hence my couplet.

Poem is a contest entry to the picture, credit

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