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Alice in Wonderland (Rhyming Acrostic)
by Regis Auffray

Friday, March 26, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Written for a poetry challenge; rhyming acrostics are very limiting and I find them difficult to write.



Alice in Wonderland         (Rhyming Acrostic)
Alice, dear Alice in your land of wonder;
Listen, can you hear a voice like thunder?
Is it the Jabberwock or the Mad Hatter;
Could it be the Knave of Hearts, for that matter?
Everyone in your world can alter their voice.
In your magical realm everyone has a choice.
Now that these visions have set the scene,
Will you please tell me all that you’ve seen?
Oh how I am wishing to be with you there;
Nothing would stop me from meeting the March Hare.
Down in that extraordinary rabbit hole,
Everyone is eager to take a thrilling stroll;
Reality fades and fantasy flourishes.
Ladies and gentlemen you may make your wishes.
Alice will be our most gracious guide;
No one must stray away from her side.
Do not let common sense be swayed by your pride.
© Copyright 2010    Regis Auffray






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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/14/2014
Ah, Alice in Wonderland, rhyming with wisdom you did it, and I think there's an Alice in all of us ladies, especially stated for myself. Glad I could read this poem, only wish I'd read it much earlier in time. I think it will be a great comfort to me in the future for good reading.
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 10/4/2012
I love it! I have always identified with Alice.

Love ya!

Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 6/11/2010
Not only is your acrostic rhyming, but it gives an insight into some of the characters of Alice in Wonderland. Extraordinary!

God bless you,
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 5/27/2010
I love doing this type of structured work. This poem is exceptonal well done.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 5/11/2010
I am terrible with 'form' poetry, but you managed to tell a story taken from the classic, beautifully with this Acrostic. Well done, Reg! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 4/11/2010
What fun! :D
Reviewed by Axilea MU 4/9/2010
Amusing exercise, you enjoy having fun when you write Regis.

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 4/5/2010
Passionately touching
Reviewed by Daniel Keith 4/4/2010
A very nice write. You do have a way with words. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 4/4/2010
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 4/1/2010 poem is difficult for you to write my friend cause you write from the heart and you write with much passion and vision...fantastic write yet again my friend...cheers!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 4/1/2010
Awh, fantasy take me away. Love it. Liz
Reviewed by JMS Bell 4/1/2010
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 4/1/2010
Very cleverly written. I enjoyed the read .... it brought a smile to my face.

Reviewed by Sheila Roy 3/31/2010
This is a difficult style, but you made it look easy. I'm not a big fan of Alice, but I enjoyed this read. It's cute...Snugglebunny:)
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 3/31/2010
Regis, This is an excellent Rhyming Acrostic! Love Alice in Wonderland! Very well done my friend. HUGS,~ Chessly
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 3/31/2010
loved it.....especially... Do not let common sense be swayed by your pride...some people are very proud dear Regis...what to do ?
the write is verrrrry veeery nice... good wishes :-)

Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 3/30/2010
To write an acrostic using the title 'Alice in Wonderland' that is about Alice in Wonderland seems an uneasy task, and you have managed to do a fine job with it. Flow seems good to me. I enjoyed the read. This is a good poem though I would not say it is one of your greatest.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/30/2010
Wonderful work Regis. Much enjoyed. Your work is always so unique.
Reviewed by D Johnson 3/30/2010
Quite clever, Mr. Auffray, Quite clever.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/30/2010
That was quite cool, Reg...Ed
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/29/2010
Almost broke into a little Men at Work for a moment, and then remembered that the Mad Hatter was the result of mercury used during hat-making.

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 3/29/2010
Darling Regis!!!
You have penned a wonderful Rhyming Acrostic!!
Very Nicely Done!! I Love The Story Line of course
& also the dancing rhytym as I read it too!
I still like that babbling brook poem best that you
did a few years back
...about the flatlands for some Indiana Woman :)
All My Love Always
Love & Hugzz XO Vickie
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/29/2010
Goodness, Regis... ANY rhyming acrostic is difficult but one of THIS extraordinary length and complexity of subject matter might be thought near impossible to accomplish with any degree of continuity and success... Very well done! YOU DID IT! This reads perfectly relaxed and complete and remains true to the beguiling nature and dialogue of the original. Impressive! :)) xx
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 3/29/2010
Excellent Regis! Thanks for sharing your beautiful gift, and for reminding me of Alice in wonderland much appreciated! May the Lord bless you in a very special way!

Much Love,
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 3/28/2010
well done, you captured the essence of this tale nicely
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 3/28/2010
Oh Reg, you did great! I have only written one acrostic poem. It was one where I was mad at Alan (yrs ago), no one ever noticed as I did not point it out. Hee hee!!! Love & Peace to you! x
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 3/27/2010
Good penning Regis, a fun read this is.

Best wishes
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/27/2010
This is really beautiful Reg, and you actually made me smile while I read this. I don't know if I would like to fight the Queen of Hearts though, but an adventure in a wonderland would seem to be great. I wonder though. Thank you for sharing.

May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your den sister Barbie
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 3/27/2010
good one Reg, however those without common sense, do not have to worry about it straying. cheers to your fears
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/27/2010
Splendid writing, Regis, almost like a fable...well done

Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader) 3/27/2010
This writing is well written, and I like the effects. I am not knowledgeable about poetry types, and I have never read "Alice In Wonderland", but this writing makes me want to. Thanks to you, Regis.
Reviewed by Holly Ibbitson (Reader) 3/27/2010
I'm impressed Reg, well done!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/27/2010
You are brilliant Regis...Your wording is
the wonderland....
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/27/2010
Regis,This is executed perfectly, a fun, fun read
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/27/2010
And Tin-Man wishes not to get rusted...
If this one was difficult to write, you have showed us that DIFFICULTY is missing in your thesaurus.


Reviewed by TONY NERONE 3/27/2010
It certainly does look like it is very difficult to write. But you nailed this one perfectly. Great job.

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 3/27/2010
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 3/26/2010
Damn, you certainly rose to the challenge. Yes those are difficult. A plus!!!!
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/26/2010

You did an awesome job here Reg. It is also timely, considering the movie just coming out. I think Alice would find your addition quite a tribute.

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/26/2010
i think this is awesome!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/26/2010
Wonderful Regis, you got this down pat.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 3/26/2010
Regis, your poems are always so much fun to read, and always have a good message in it. I love your work!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 3/26/2010
I am very impressed, this is just glorious!
Reviewed by J. Pajot 3/26/2010
Nicely done. I also love the old picture...remember that from when I was a child...all those millenia ago.
Always the best to you, Reg,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/26/2010
Well you may not like them much but you certainly nailed this one. Well done Reg.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 3/26/2010
Well done, Regis...gotta love Alice!!!
Take care,
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/26/2010
Excellent, Regis.
Reviewed by steve Chering 3/26/2010
I feel you're an even better writer and that's some trick to do,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/26/2010
Nice job, Regis; well done, mon ami!

(((HUGS))) et amour, ton ami dans Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 3/26/2010

Everyone has to live in a fantasy sometimes. I'm sure we all wish we could be Alice. Wonderful write.

Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 3/26/2010
My goodness Regis,
You are so darn talented! Bravo mon cher ami! I really like the poem. You will in no doubt win this poetry challenge.
Reviewed by Leslie Hoffman 3/26/2010
Regis, difficult to write, yes, and you wrote it excellently. "Alice..." is a fun read, making it 'appear' to have been easily written--the sign of a skilled poet! ~leslie
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe 3/26/2010
Well done! A thrill to read. Couldn't have guessed from this, that you find it hard to write in this particular style.
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 3/26/2010
Awesome job Regis.

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/26/2010
i love this capture of Alice's Wonderland :-) Yes it would be fun to take a trip :-)
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/26/2010
Nicely done
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