The Tears Of Things*
Poem By Alison Cassidy
the Mock Turtle sobbed
his eyes full of tears
as he danced to the lobster quadrille
Pooh Bear understood
and Piglet too
though he was a very small animal
Alice found it curiouser and curiouser
and the duchess dug in her sharp chin
'and the moral of that is...'
Mole scrabbled and scrabbled and scratched
and Ratty loved messing about in boats -
just messing about in boats.
Flopsy and Mopsy and cottontail
were good little bunnies
their naughty brother Peter
found the eating of lettuces to be quiet soporific...
...the tears of things*
memories of a happy childhood