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I named her Alice.
Alice against her will.

She had forgotten the letters to her name
and the numbers to her age.
"But letters are so easily misplaced".
She said, shaking her head.
One can't disagree with that.

Simple when I found her.
"Numbers can come in any order"!
She exclaimed, quite matter-of-factly.
Her why's and you's got tangled.
Swirled together in a place she called,
Wonderland.

How did I come to be so lucky?
"Why, you opened your eyes and looked".
She said, so simply.

Thoughts of her strangle me,
leave me gasping at truths,
straws and tight-rope-wire.

I clung to her hope, held on tight to
her sense of wonderment.
Imagination getting me
just
so
far.

Every word leaving me
curiouser.
Getting closer.
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Quietalgilt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Writer
I must admit to have never read the original, only derivates and translations.

Even so, I dont know if it matters, it frankly seems not to. You re finding the inspiration in your own self, the book is simply the silver layer of your mirror - your Muse.
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Flermigan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Thank you, again, for taking the time to read and comment :heart:
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anoddchild Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
interesting. I need to read this several times.
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Flermigan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
:) :heart:
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Writer
"I named her Alice
Alice against her will..."

I love all that those first two lines make me wonder!!
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pardonM3 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
1) One of my favorite books. I can hear a little bit of Carroll's voice mingling with yours. But you own this.

2) I really, really like this! Must be fun to read aloud.
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Flermigan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
1) It is my favorite book and the comparison is one of the best compliments I have ever received. So Thank You!! So much :heart:


2)I'm glad. :) You should read it aloud then ;p
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inpenguin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
and curiouser....
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Flermigan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
:heart:
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