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Alice And The Spooks

Rating: 3.7

Little girls in little blonde curls
In reddish frilly messes
Eat their lunch alone,
Served by brunette waitresses
The eyes the color of
Burnishes doors,
Their thoughts slipping from their dresses.

A six year old Alice
Finishes her chicken and waffles,

She goes outside, screams,
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Rini Shibu 29 September 2017

Congratulations for poem of the day Rorabeck...a nice poem to read

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Anita Aparajita Das 29 September 2017

She swears, she curses, she gives A useless Jesus the bird, Nice poem shared.

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Seema Sharma Rimi 29 September 2017

Then she takes her little foot And draws a line in the dirt, A nice write. Thanks, poet.10

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 29 September 2017

They just killed all the gods in the sky, So the heavens lay like breathless still-life— Like the black apple and the brown pear They made her finger-paint in art class; A beautiful write that deserved being POD. Thanks poet and congrats.

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Richard Wlodarski 29 September 2017

Wow! There is so much going on in this excellent write. One of those poems that's appreciated more with each new reading. Robert, congrats on POD.

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Tom Allport 29 September 2017

a very creative and surreal poem that tells a wonderful story of Alice? who the f...is Alice? soz could not resist! .....................brilliantly written R R

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Bernard F. Asuncion 29 September 2017

Such a great poem, Robert.... a huge 10+++++

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Adeline Foster 22 June 2012

This says more than perhaps the words convey. I too spotted the internal rhyme, it did enhance the impact. I don't suppose you tried to go to Amamzon.com for the book. Whatever that book is about, at least I do hope he knew enough to hire a proof-reader. Adeline

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Jim Troy 10 August 2011

Yes sir, little Alice finally found her champion. I really am amazed by your tremendous level of skill and mastery. You bring a lot of what is certainly true along with this picture of Alice's world. It helps to turn the pot over and let it all run out no matter what....... Very remarkable painting......... Thanks for it.. Jim Troy

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Rose Kolarich 26 August 2008

This is evil, love it! It reminds me of Kathy Acker's novella 'Blood and Guts in Highschool'

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