Poem: Elsewhere – They call you Alice

Elsewhere

In a darkness

In a place devoid

Of light

 

She stands

She holds herself high

She wields that blade

Like a piece of fallen star

 

Shining darkly

Shining truly

Shining for her

Only for her.

 

Call it love,

Call it hate

Call it now

At any rate

She needs to hear the words

You speak

To know she is

Alive.

 

Ask her

The name

Ask her

The place

Ask her what it means to be

Alive and undisgraced

 

She can’t answer

Her mouth won’t open

Set in that grim line

Set her hands around that hilt

The tip is pointed too

Not at you

But at all those gathered

In the dark

Around her

Wanting her.

 

Her lips part

Only once

To let the dark inside

To collect it deep within herself

So she can finally hide

From watchful stares whose eyes beheld

The glow inside her heart

She knows that if she smothers it

They can’t take her apart.

 

Alice- who are you truly

Why did you kill the queen

When did you fall down this black hole

What does it all mean?

 

Alice- if that is your name

Why come from  yonder star

You dropped down here

Inside this dark

And knew it’d take you far

 

Alice- conquerer of old

Your sword a piece of heaven riven

Your skill with blade and sky above

Unparalleled

As through the earth it’s driven

 

To slow a fall that shan’t be slowed

You’ll reach the underland soon

Drop with blade from numb’d, cold fingers

To land on stone- below no moon.

 

Alice- From whence did you come here?

From whose hands were you delivered

To

From whose lands did you hail?

 

Alice- To what point do you fight?

The men of surface’d halls do stand

Around you in the night!

Call down wrath

And ruin again

Raise up that mighty sword

Its deadly edge shines brighter than

The written or spoken word

In starlight.

 

Alice, your heart will win no wars

Your courage break no walls

The love inside your frail body

Can not keep your foes

Away

 

To fight you must be strong

To stand you must be true

There’s no internal spirit that

Can help to push you through-

This land.

 

They call you Alice

Alice the brave

The first to fight the fey

In this glorified cave

Their glamours were like children’s dreams

Their hearts were made of stone

They subjected you to cruelties that

The devil would not condone

 

Alice whose heart was strong and true

Who lifted up that silver star

Who brought light down upon us all

And killed a tyrant queen

So answer now explorer bold

Who treads where mortals dream

Why?

1 thought on “Poem: Elsewhere – They call you Alice

  1. it sounds like your way of letting all of your emotions out that you’ve been bottling up about the break. but then it does this turn and becomes a story about you trying to find yourself and where you fit into this world or any world. it’s your longest one yet both in length and in drag. i made it to “from whose hands do you hail” before i had to put it down for the night. very visual though 🙂 I like it. i want Alice to find her rightful place weather it’s within the rabbit hole or without it 🙂
    ~Bribee

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