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Tea with the rabbit today
just the same as every day,
every single day and every single night.

And when he danced and sang
I could not join in merriment
for the ropes that bound did not budge

"Merry Unbirthday!"
He would scream and cry while sipping tea,
and I would laugh while hiding tears.

He said he was late,
for what I know naught,
but he did not leave my nightmare.

“The Queen of Hearts is evil!”
And I agreed blindly. Yet I could not help
but wonder if she was really the evil one.

Dormouse, his friend of valiant honor,
rammed his sword into my thigh
and grinned when I wept and bled.

And my one and only friend sat across,
sipping his tea without a care, mumbling nonsense.
The giant hat upon his head outweighed his judgement.

Tea was scalding as it poured down my throat,
he didn't care as his feet thumped down
pleas to stop fell on deaf cottontail ears.

And when the cry of ‘off with her head!’ sounded
I couldn’t help but be relived and yet I still cried.
For Wonderland was anything but wonderful.
For :iconpoetry-book:'s semi finals of Scratch That!

Theme: Horror/Nightmares
Type: Ballad

This is (obviously) based of Alice in Wonderland. The movie and story that most loved gave me nightmares as a child, I absolutely loathed that movie and book. So when the theme of nightmares and horror came up, I knew right away what I was going to write about.
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KaizenKitty Jan 21, 2014  Student Writer
Did you win? :eager:
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NemoX7 Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
How creative. I instantly got the influence of Alice in Wonderland straight away. I loved how you twisted it to imagination in this delightfully surreal poem.
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:iconim-a-hyper-fangirl:
I really love when people put a darker side to fairy tales :)
Great poem!
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Oilux May 24, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you!
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atlantifique May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... saw the black and white recently... Alice in Wonderland creeps me out, and yet fascinates me.
i have nightmares that go like this... there are so many creepy things in Alice I can't believe it sometimes.
fodder for thought as it were. :)
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Oilux May 15, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks. And I haven't seen the black and white version, is it good?
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atlantifique May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, i think so. W.C. Fields is even in it.
Granted it isn't Star Wars or anything, but i couldn't take my eyes off it. But i like B-movies too.
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VaryagOfMiklagaard May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:icondafuqplz:
Unexpected...
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Oilux May 15, 2013  Student Writer
Just what I planned :evillaugh:
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VaryagOfMiklagaard May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Having delved into the metaphysics this:
I am not going to share.
But I will say this, stay away from the tea from now on.
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