Insanity In Wonderland

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

My third Wonderland poem where things are even crazier than usual.

Insanity In Wonderland


The dormouse, she is calling, she is scratching at my door

but you couldn’t really say that she is sleepy any more;


a pad that’s labelled ‘Energy’, on that she must have stood,

I, myself, would like a go – I really wish I could.


She climbs up on my shoulder and whispers in my ear

-- I must return to Wonderland, she sobs out with a tear.


So off I go all rushing, then I fall straight down that hole;

I’m not knowing quite what to expect so haven’t got a goal.


Wonderland’s a crazy place, it’s loopy all the time

but this place – it’s just so insane there must have been a crime.


The White Rabbit’s hanging upside down, swinging by his feet;

he’s picking the Queen’s roses which he then proceeds to eat.


The Hatter’s name, appropriate the way it starts with Mad,

he’s become a total lunatic and he is acting bad;


he is screaming out at people all these words I cannot write

and when he’s caused an outrage he just begins to fight.


The Cheshire Cat, he’s circling, racing round to no avail,

for if he grabs his target, he’ll find it is his tail.


The soldiers that are made of card, they are lounging all around,

they are laughing and then posturing – their crudeness does astound.


As I approach the Palace I’m not sure what to expect

but the sight that is there greeting me – my eyes, I must protect!


The Queen’s decked out in her bikini, a flower behind her ear,

she lounges on the poolside and then gives out a cheer.


The King stands on the diving board, he’s dressed in swimming trunks,

he’s acting proud, with vanity – have they all become such drunks?


The Major and his Generals, they’re playing Twister on the grass;

the words to describe this very sight.....just picture a big farce.


And then I spot it on its side, a bottle by the well,

it’s labelled up ‘Insanity’, the culprit I can tell.


Wrapped tightly round that bottle there is a tiny note,

All will be restored once more – just find the Antidote!’


There’s not a single hint or clue as to where to start to look

and if I’m expecting any help I’ve gravely been mistook.


The citizens just jump around acting really crazy

while others are just lounging and becoming really lazy.


I’m going to have to track it down, seek it out myself,

so I begin my searching with the royal kitchen shelf.


I can’t find it in the palace, no matter how I search

but there’s a bird, not crazy, who on a tree does perch;


and when I look right to the top, guess what I can spy?

A tiny little bottle wedged right up there in the sky.


I’m going to have to hitch my skirt and then I’ll have to climb

to bring a happy ending to this Wonderland rhyme.


Up I go, branch by branch, forever getting higher;

keep on looking upwards, to the top I do aspire.


Reaching out I grab it, place the bottle between my teeth,

then my hands let go to let me plunge to bushes underneath.


It’s got to be the bottle......Please, let this be the one

to restore things back to normal – to a madness that is fun.


The label, it says ‘Antidote’ -- in to the well I pour;

now to get them drinking, so ‘Insanity’s no more.


I’m passing it out in a glass or in a china cup,

luckily they are thirsty so they all just drink it up.


The effect is almost instant as they all begin to fall,

the exhaustion of such lunacy is smothering them all.


I bet they’ll all have headaches – a touch of ‘morning after’,

as I remember all their antics I can now indulge in laughter.


I’m on the path, I’m heading home, the White Rabbit blows a kiss --

this really is a Wonderous place and one I sure will miss.





Submitted: November 05, 2016

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Mike S.

So, you wanted to revisit the place again, huh? Another fine poem, Hully!

Sat, November 5th, 2016 5:45pm


Oh, Mike, I've really enjoyed writing these three poems but this is going to be the last one -- at least for now.

Sat, November 5th, 2016 10:48am

Mr Watson

Total insanity. You took me on a great adventure, if only in the mind, letting the imagination run riot is surely inspiring.
Fantastic read Hull'y

Thu, December 1st, 2016 11:39am


I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Mr Watson. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and to comment!

Thu, December 1st, 2016 3:45am

Jeff Bezaire

This poem is more enjoyable than Tim Burton's adaptation!
A clever story. Your choice of words and sentence structure are great. A jolly time in the wondrous land!

Fri, December 2nd, 2016 8:19pm


Thank you very much, Jeff. I'm glad you enjoyed the read!!!

Fri, December 2nd, 2016 12:27pm


This is a great poem, Hull!

Thu, June 8th, 2017 7:02am


Thanks, Katilly! I really loved working on the Wonderland poems, and I'll happily admit to being a total addict of all sorts of recent interpretations. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Thu, June 8th, 2017 12:46am

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