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Apologies to Alice at Christmas

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Apologies to Alice at Christmas

My toves are not slithy this evening,
They will not gyre or gymbal at all.
And worldwide the wabes are all dusty.
While North Korea threatens,
                  Nuclear War!!

CNN now tells us of terror,
That threatens the whole world with hate,
And those who love peace seem neglected.
              Poor foolish patrons of war!

Now the Jabberwock seems hardly scary,
He's a threat even babies don't fear.
Better by far to tremble at the Jabberwocks cry,
             Than to raise a glass to war.

Now whereever soldiers are fighting,
And whatever they fight for tonight,
Give them peace for one night from the child of light.
            And a new year without any war,
            A gift from everyone to the entire world.

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  1. Date: 12/13/2010 5:08:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your work....i have seen the poem you are referring to.

  1. Date: 12/13/2010 5:01:00 PM
    The Jabberwock is one of my favorite poems..i love what youve done with it..very good work. I wonder how many Christmases there have been without some war somewhere..not very many Ill bet. BG

  1. Date: 12/13/2010 4:13:00 PM
    Wonderful Christmas wishes and prayers for our troops Will.. appreciate as my youngest son is one of them in Iraq .. great comparisons in this piece .. the news is more frightening than anything else these days...but the Savior is always refreshment my friend with luv..