Declining to Join Alice

Once upon a time

In the late 1800’s actually

And in the normal mundanity

Of the typical boring times we used to live

We read about the adventures of one ‘Alice’

Who fell down a deep, deep rabbit hole



Pratfalling at the bottom!

A pain in her butt and stars in her head!

Alice found herself in Wonderland

Where her technicolored nightmare begins…

She met colorful, bewitching and zany inhabitants

Like Tweedledee and Tweedledum

         and whiny Humpty Dumpty, falling off a wall

There was a wily slime-green caterpillar

        and enigmatic Cheshire cat

The Mad Hatter and his friend the March Hare

        and a talking lion and unicorn

Off-colored flora, fauna and funny small animals

And most weird of all —

She attended a very proper English tea party

        with the buxom ‘Queen of Hearts’

Who ends up ordering her wacky

Deck-of-cards soldiers to chase her down

and to chop ‘off with her head’!

We all dreaded the inevitable for Alice, didn’t we?

There was no way out!

No way, seemingly

For Alice to get way back up that hole!

As kids, this was to us our first horror movie masquerading as a fairy-tale!

For decades poor Alice’s ordeal gave birth to the warning –

—when speaking of ridiculous ideas:

‘You don’t want to go down that rabbit hole!’ 

But not so funny now–or nearly as horrible

Not in our new normal

Our modern day rabbit-hole has become not so ridiculous…and actually mundane

Albeit, still an alternate universe to my way of thinking

And yet, there are readily available escapistlands

such as that holey-darkness called ‘Disneyland’

Many now yearn to go down that hole

For without apology, there  

One finds happiness!

Only fantasies allowed!

None of the awful realities

Offered up during our century and a half

Since Alice fell down her storied rabbit-hole

Indeed, over our current reality

Many prefer that now rainbow-holed fantasy

After all, above ground we now live

Under innumerable existential threats

Such as a real COVID-19 pandemic reality

Thus this current rabbit-hole is now touted

As ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’!

Who, even with PPEs* on wouldn’t want to go there! 

I sigh

I cry, even

Then I carefully jump over

All huge, dark, gaping holes in the ground

And I search instead for solid trails

By way of a certain unsullied narrow

and crooked road…

The road to God’s ‘PARADISELAND’


*PPEs Personal Protection equipment







January 9, 2022

My life is a dedication as a Witness to Jehovah, Almighty God. This endeavor is based on the songs and praises to Jehovah as set out in the Psalms of the Bible......"It is good to sing praises to our God." Psalm 147:1