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Go Ask Alice

Ah, Divine influence, it has come to many, so they say,
as to their nameless or named God’s they do pray.
The light came to Carroll, he said he could see,
for raised by a Vicar at Christ church was he.

Dodgson was his surname an apt moniker 
for he veers of from his father, made math his liqueur 
Lewis was Charles tongue in cheek, he wore hats 
and from his birth place, he transformed Cheshire cats.

Lewis Carroll wrote “Alice” sure, he was also Charles Dodgson
but who wrote the marrow, now that’s where the God comes!
Now, many men wrote the Bible or so we surmise
and the pages they garnered came in random sizes. 

Yes they picked, they plucked, these men were right scary
and what do you know, left out the Book of Mary!
Now you modern readers just might take a note 
the resemblance twixt Alice and Mary's no anecdote.

Dogdson, yes Carroll, knew Mary so it seems 
yet, Alice sweet Alice is who came in his dreams.
Carroll clothed Alice and it's no surprise
that in Chapter 3:21, her dress he seeks dried!

For Alice, dear Alice, did not wish to die! 
“She would catch a bad cold if she could not get dry.”
Carroll being the kind creator, he would 
had the mouse read to Alice the driest of books.

Again and again, his benevolence is shown
when he sends Alice a rabbit to soon lead her home.
So, we are lead on in most delightful detail 
to Chapter 4:15 where her flight is curtailed.

As Cain slew Abel, so the Queen beheaded prates.
Yet, she’d no power at all, over bodiless cats!
Now, Chapter 12 is truly my favorite, as you may surmise
Lewis Carroll has dreamed much of caterpillar size..

He dreamed a whole world full of goodness and villainy.
As anyone can see, men will see what they see,
and the Looking Glass has as much meaning to me
as the Bible may have to the Christians, let be.

Copyright © Debbie Guzzi

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  1. Date: 7/24/2010 6:55:00 AM
    Wow! Deborah! I see that you are a thinker as well as a part time stinker (private joke) Excellent write. I love Jefferson Airplane by the way. Congrats on yourr big win.

  1. Date: 7/22/2010 9:22:00 AM
    Congratulations!!!!!! Very good work!!!! Vrushani!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 7/22/2010 8:40:00 AM
    Congratulations Deb on your 1st place win in Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen's contest "Lights Out". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/22/2010 6:48:00 AM
    In the beginning there was the WORD, and the word was my mind the ablity to speak, the gift of speach, communication in it's broadest sense is what's meant here...SO....where ever and when ever a person finds useful, constructive, helpful meaning in speech or in writing....God is there ;)

  1. Date: 7/21/2010 10:11:00 PM
    This is a great poem and so informative. Congratulations on your well deserved first. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/21/2010 3:43:00 PM
    Congrats on your first place in the Lights Out contest Deborah with this wonderful poem! I would also like to apologize for my reaction to your comment. After talking to several mutual friends I have determined that that was just your way of being friendly and I just took it wrong. I hope that we can become friends despite the misunderstanding.

  1. Date: 7/21/2010 2:19:00 PM
    I too read this over, i'm not um quite a literate lol, I 'm comic book girl lol, but this is great, congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 7/21/2010 1:26:00 PM
    We don't have to understand the exact meaning, of each line/verse/stanza completely, or to know exactly where the writer was coming from......that is not what matters!! What matters is to know how ingenious and intelligent one has to be to write such a piece as this....and recognize the mark of a gifted poet. :) oh yes....a big congrats!!

  1. Date: 7/21/2010 1:01:00 PM
    WOW TEACH another number one.. congrats on this great write for Lights Out contest .. am right behind my TEACH.. with luv.. pupil..

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 11:31:00 AM
    Hm, i think im going to have to read this through a few times, it was a bit...cluttered, i guess you could say, for me to be able to read it clearly. Im a huge alice fan, ever since i was born, everything about wonderland is my love. though, when i began to read this, i chose it for the name "Go Ask Alice"once of the most amazing books...well diarys really, that ive ever read. check it out.

  1. Date: 4/18/2010 2:35:00 PM
    Glad Christorpher got it. He is a smart person from what I see. Enjoyed thanks and have a wonderful day, S.k.a.t.

  1. Date: 4/18/2010 2:33:00 PM
    Not my kind of read, sorry ! its only because you did such a good job on confusing me. At first I did not understand how the bible and Alice in wonderland end up to gether in a write. than I thought to my self this is to much for me than I said the cat with no head is surely from alice and wonder land . than you said when Cain killed Able . I hope you are not mad thad I got so cofused . Still I enjoyed the perfect write by you once more....irma

  1. Date: 4/18/2010 10:54:00 AM
    educational poem, I never cared much for alice in wonderland, maybe I will revisit it.

  1. Date: 4/17/2010 3:56:00 PM
    very nice write as always I enjoy reading your poetry well done faleshia

  1. Date: 4/17/2010 2:40:00 PM
    Nice, Deborah this is a good form with the write.

  1. Date: 4/17/2010 1:01:00 PM
    Wonderful write, Deborah! I love how you section off the stanzas as 'quotes' from 'Through the Looking Glass', written by the almighty Lewis Carrol(a.k.a Chas D). Those quotes parallel the seemingly endless quotes thrown at us from out of the bible. This is sheer genius! I love it! Chris.