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“The Lewis Trap”
Well, of course he's misanthropic He’s a Misanthropic Man The Devil’s in the details Buried deep under the covers Of bedtime stories, slithers ‘neath loose sand A Liddell bit of cake A Liddell bit of julip Sweets for a sweet pretty thing Brings her closer, his lovely little Alice This trapped butterfly makes his tired flaccid dreams sing A leering Feline that can be trusted Hides invisible, comes and goes as he pleases The Caterpillar offers her his peace pipe The Smiling Cat, he gently teases A Liddell bit of cake A Liddell bit of julip Time it races, it is fleeting, she is small enough Before too long, too big with petulant airs and graces To fit his mind, the House of Cards And it’s dark spaces, he is clever, he is cunning He’s hidden everything ‘tween the seams of his pockets Gold coins jingling sweetners rhyming, he is moving, the unleashed Serpent’s slithering. A best seller, he is camouflaged A shining shooting star, he’s so brilliant Plots escape route, he’s exonerated He weaves his story’s sticky web Unleash a monster, he writes in a Red Herring He’s elated He’s not retreating A Liddell bit of cake A Liddell bit of julip Her clothes fall off before celluloid She is shrunk to his best fit, now’s the time not to avoid His dire crime, he appraises, now’s the best time to commit She is complacent, malleable and easy, every Liddell bit-by-bit Like a Quiet Doormouse He’s perceived by her Mother as unassuming, empathetic Sweet and Kind, not one jot a bother She leaves her Alice and her sisters in his care Who simply adore all his childhood bedtime stories He is writing for mankind, to be fair… She walks off to her engagement, smiles and surmises, “He’s such a true gentleman, so charming, genuine, kind and rare”. A Liddell bit of cake A Liddell bit of julip How should he erase this evil mess he’s cruelly stripped, conscripted for inscription Return her back to normal Return the stolen prize he’s taken Cheshire creates a worthy monster, for young Alice to embowel Right before his very sorry wondering eyes, he can’t contain his thrill a sweet to swallow greedily she's all his, his delicious secret bitter pill All that glitters is not Gold A story of a Mad Hero, one that walks by her side he unfolds There is a monster in everyone He laughs and then he cries The Secret of this matter, oh what fun! He turns, then he denies He now is the Mad Hatter A Liddell bit of cake A Liddell bit of julip Eventually his misdemeanour will be uncovered There are strict laws for his mistakes He gives birth the romping Jabberwocky Needs to kill it just the same Give her back all the glory Take away all her loss and all her pain He places his Sword of Truth within her Liddell hands To plunge deep within the Monster’s heart Cut the hair from Samson’s mane. A Liddell bit of cake A Liddell bit of julip A story of Great Love What better could there be? Make her fall into the arms of the much loved, misunderstood Mad Hatter, that is he? Not the Cat who purrs watching over her, invisible in dark green trees – “’Tis Done!”, he thinks He’s saved from villainy A Liddell bit of cake A Liddell bit of julip She sits at a Tea Party in the Autumn of Her Years He is dead and buried, there are no more bitter tears She looks to God in her Blue Sky A hint of Love’s reflection in her tired cold dead eyes A Liddell bit of cake A Liddell bit of julip Maturing, now it’s her Winter Season if you please She turns the pages, buries The White Rabbit and his blasted fob marking time Closes Chapters, turns the dry and papery leaves, She thinks it is all a bit too late for revenge in a good rhyme Sits down at her table with her feeble hands A Liddell bit of cake A Liddell bit of julip Closes her eyes slowly, final sleep, walks through The Gate Last sigh is very deep Purring invisible in the Trees Cheshire's watching her, he smiles and then agrees. (Lovejoy-Burton/March 2018) for the 3 Liddell Sisters & any other child with a Lewis in their life
“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” He chortled in his joy. “ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfclMlRfTiM
2. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/was-lewis-carroll-a-pedophile-his-photographs-suggest-so-237222 3. “Jabberwocky” https://news.artnet.com/art-world/was-lewis-carroll-a-pedophile-his-photographs-suggest-so-237222 4. “The Secret World of Lewis Carroll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KQ9kDbduTo

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Date: 11/11/2019 10:01:00 PM
Two words...public castration...hugs x
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 11/11/2019 10:33:00 PM
refer below.
Date: 12/26/2018 5:01:00 PM
If you placed myself and Lewis Carroll in a room to politely discuss his life and writing, I would annihilate him in seconds and ensure that he went directly to where all writers fear, that place where there is no freedom, there is never any real release from those burning, blistering chains and there is really, despite how soft a heart may seem to be, no forgiveness.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/16/2019 9:23:00 PM
https://spidercatweb.wordpress.com/2017/12/31/patron-saint-of-paedo/?fbclid=IwAR3Z5Dy6TncKkmxNmwhIa5LHpI1MjGURe8Eh2U9GKODW-02D_RGVebyxuNI
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 5/16/2019 9:19:00 PM
http://theartofsuzzanblac.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-patron-saint-of-paedophiles.html
Date: 7/16/2018 2:53:00 PM
So powerful and moving, LLB! Very riveting obscure knowledge imparted in your inimitable style. Truth elixir poetry at it's best. Love and joy always.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 7/16/2018 9:51:00 PM
I found it quite horrifying to learn of Lewis Carroll's history with this family of 3 young girls. It will be debated that the man was not a child sex offender or involved with any others of the same ilk. I think the photos of the girls, particularly, one, speak for themselves. I believe the investigation into his background and that of the girls, becomes very clear. The deeper you go down the rabbit hole with this Lewis, a person mulls over the saying, "Never Judge a Book By It's Cover".
Date: 3/11/2018 11:15:00 AM
Now I did not know that, a hard hitting poem that everyone needs to read, especially fans of his.... Thank you for the lesson...
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 3/11/2018 5:25:00 PM
I think everyone needs to read this poem, including the Paedophiles...there are people out here who will nail your balls to the cross upside down (there's a lesson)...metaphorically speaking.
Date: 3/11/2018 3:53:00 AM
This poem twisted all of my senses, and sensibilities into feelings I have not had for a long time. What a wonderful poem you have written. It is simply amazing.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 3/11/2018 5:32:00 PM
Caren, perhaps there are a lot of people who have become immune to the awareness of this disease. Perhaps there are children and adults who push it to the back of their minds to survive the day. Perhaps there are children and adults who live the experience or family members who have been impacted by the crime (not a mistake), all their lives. This poem is for those people who need to know, what goes around comes around and there is always justice in the end. Even after death.
Date: 3/10/2018 11:46:00 PM
My oh my....Shocked!! that the English author’s interest in children might not have been so innocent after all? Sickos from the beginning of time. Goodbye Lewis Carrol, you've just lost a fan. Thanks yet again for an amazing piece Leanne....Maria xx
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 3/11/2018 5:42:00 PM
I'm not suggesting his work is to be binned. I believe his intellect and genious allowed him to lace his Alice in Wonderland stories with Red Herrings and hidden confessional messages. He knew what he was about that is for sure. I see him in every character, it screams off the pages. I do not believe the bulltwang he was not a paedophile, but merely a heavily sexually oppressed adult male who was unable to relate to adult women and only children (female). That my friend, is complete bulltwang. Next they'll be using the false excuse Bi-polar. There are torn pages from his diary/ies that have gone missing. I would like to read those pages.
Date: 3/10/2018 7:48:00 PM
as a survivor of an abusive parent, I connected with this poem on a different level than most who will read it, though my abuse was of the beating nature, still, it causes you to mistrust everyone, a feeling she surely had
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 3/10/2018 8:14:00 PM
Frederic...haven't heard from you for a while. I am so sorry to hear that you suffered child abuse. Anyone that suffers child abuse in any form, requires to be heard and believed. The effers don't want to cross my path. Yes, I imagine it would eff up a person's trust threshold. Lots of love, Leanne. x
Date: 3/10/2018 7:27:00 PM
Fascinating and so poetic. The line "there is a monster in everyone" is cryptic.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 3/10/2018 7:38:00 PM
All that glitters is not gold. I shall read your work now.
Date: 3/10/2018 7:14:00 PM
From an article 2015 - "This year marks the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece, the wildly imaginative book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865). But the recent discovery of a shocking image within his photograph collection has upstaged the celebrations, suggesting that the English author’s interest in children might not have been so innocent after all." I won't post the shocking image, she's (Lorina) been defiled enough, (in fact probably all three Liddell sisters). I have seen it, it is enough to confirm (in my mind), that he indeed falls into that category. It is not for artistic merit.
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