Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 65,451 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

(not-So-Pretty) Alice Threw The Looking Glass.... [rock & Roll Fairy Tale; Fantasy? ; 1970s; Short] - Poem by Bri Edwards

Author Lewis Carroll might have a freaking stroke, if....
he knew I sullied HIS title to make a PoemHunter joke.
Yet MY Alice was not from Carroll's amazing 'Wonderland'.
She WAS an 'immoral singer' in a famous 70s Rock & Roll band.

Not Cinderella either, but my Alice often smoked a fat roach...
while lounging in her chauffeured pink Rolls-Royce touring coach.
And she sipped too much whiskey from her shoe and fell on her ass,
but her shoes, unlike Cinderella's, were of alligator, NOT made of glass.

Not pretty Snow White was she either, of the 7-Dwarfs-fame,
though 'coke', white as snow, Ms. A. snorted; don't (you) ME blame!
I had tried to straighten her out, to keep her happy, along with her crew.
The thanks I got was ten stitches......... when (the looking glass) she threw.

Just two wild months after that unfortunate night, way back in 1978,
I got a wake-up call from the police one day, at 1 p.m. (we stayed up late) .
Alice had been found dead (by a maid) in her hotel suite in Canada (lively Toronto) .
Now, her manager no longer, my new McDonalds boss yells 'Two more burgers! Pronto! ! '

(March 19, 2015)


Poet's Notes about The Poem

while responding to a PH friend's message, i had the idea for a new poem's title 'Alice Threw The Looking Glass' (a ripoff of Lewis Carroll's book 'Through the Looking Glass' (starring the Alice of 'Alice in Wonderland' fame) .

some of the ideas for 'my' Alice come from rock star singer Janis Joplin; i saw/heard her in a concert in Cornell University's Barton Hall around 1968. she had a tremendous rasping LOUD (sometimes) voice. (died Oct.1970, aged 27 and counting; cause of death: heroin overdose)

Comments about (not-So-Pretty) Alice Threw The Looking Glass.... [rock & Roll Fairy Tale; Fantasy? ; 1970s; Short] by Bri Edwards

  • (3/24/2015 5:25:00 PM)


    Great poem and great imagination! Always fun to read your poems. (Report) Reply

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  • Stephen Katona (3/20/2015 1:38:00 AM)


    Bri you have a fantastic imagination. It's great to read your notes to understand how you created such a great poem - entertaining, shocking, amusing, tragic....it's a gift to make the reader go through many emotions. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/20/2015 1:21:00 AM)


    Some the wonderful ideas are shining in this poem shared really. Through the looking glass these are shining. Wonderful poem shared. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 20, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, March 20, 2015


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