(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
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)
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