Wonderland

There's a wonderland in Alice. It lies in her sleepy eyes.

May she dream about a queen, turtle soup so rich

and green,

and an ever changing size.

 

And the wonderland in Alice gives her an itch to explore.

She'll uncover poetry and a little golden key

to unlock each waiting door.

 

All the wonderland in Alice brims with her hopes

and fears.

Let her stop to have a chat with a grinning Cheshire cat

and be carried along by her tears.

 

There's a wonderland in Alice - a quick wit,

heart and soul

when she takes a sneaky look

deep down inside a book

or deep down a rabbit-hole.

By Rachel Rooney