Alice at Tea

Alice at Tea

A Poem by Fabian G. Franklin

Illustration is my own drawn copy of a John Tenniel classic.



Life is a tea party

With most awkward

And unusual guests

Some of them

Quite mad

Forever ranting

And railing

Against all manner

Of injustice

Perceived or


With or without

The benefit of facts

Others simply bored

With everything

Nodding away

With their whiskers

In their cups

Some of them

Are in a hurry

Always late

Although they mayn't

Have anyplace to go

They live for

Social demand

And are always

Running just a bit


Then you have Alice

Who knows

The entire thing

Is stupid

But has fallen

Down the rabbit hole

And became snared

By secret potions

And mushrooms

Until reality

And fantasy

Have become intertwined

Nobody pays her much


Since she's too real

For their taste

As she breaks cups

And the rules

Until it's

Off with her head!

© 2017 Fabian G. Franklin

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emily dickinson violated rules...thank god they didn't take her head...

fun read...and reminds me of all those people i have met who are easily bored....i can't fathom that feeling...even alone and doing nothing, i never feel bored.
i wish to keep my head, thank you.


Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Fabian G. Franklin

2 Weeks Ago

Ha! Yes, be like Dame Goodwit who never lost her head..(from the fairy-tale, A Plain Princess.) Alic.. read more

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Fabian G. Franklin
Fabian G. Franklin

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