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Reality is a Wonderland

March 10, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


You said jump,
I asked how high.
You said fall,
I asked how far.
You said run,
And I asked if you meant
Out
Or away.

Cheshire Cat grinned like the crescent moon:
“Alice, my dear,
Life’s only a game.”

But how to play it right?
Burn fire with fire and you get
Smoke.
Fight water with water and you get
Waves.

What a twisted game.

Everybody’s after one thing,
And you’ve gotta race to reach it.
Stretch your fingers to the sun,
Pray for a dream,
Get lost in it,
Disappear,
Get
Lost
Again…
It’s a never ending cycle of
Losing the missing
And winning the gained.

Smoke cleared into thick grey letters:
“Who
Are you?”

Who am I?
Why, I don’t know,
I have no clue.
You said jump,
And I did,
Off this precipice.
You said fall,
And I did,
Into the murky depths of darkness below.
You said run,
And I sure did;
Ran from home,
Kept running;
Dashed past empty streets and unsupervised cars,
Past crashed hearts and shattered windows and playing cards,
Away from screams and demands and time…
Then I succumbed to your sink hole by the tree
And began falling to the beat of a rhyme.

“We control the puppeteer,
And serenade your closing ears.
Because in reality, you know
Everyone’s mad here.”

Oh, how true that is.
And I’m still
Falling
Down
This
Rabbit
Hole,
Mad
As a
Poisoned
Hatter.


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on May. 18 2014 at 3:09 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Amazing! XD

on Apr. 16 2014 at 4:38 pm
BurrThistle GOLD, Jaipur, Other
10 articles 0 photos 162 comments

Favorite Quote:
Write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect

Honestly, i don't get it. You are severly underrated on this site. I asked before and i ask yet again, why the hell are the editor's of this site passing you up for Editor's choice and/or/eventuallt printing you?!?!?! Needless to say, i loved this poem. Loved the references, the flow, the use of repitition, everything. Keep Writing, HanBan. Cause i'll be checking up