Saturday, April 21, 2012

National Poetry Month: Shore Leave

Shore Leave

Alice stood in Wonderland
and gathered her friends around:
We must make these people understand
that we mean them no harm.

The knights in armour are most uncouth,
the samurai are sullen,
Don Juan, that man, is such a brute,
and don’t start me on Finnegan—

But we are nice, polite, and mannered—
We’d never try to kill or maim,
but when we come to them they stammer,
and then turn pale and run away! 

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Shore Leave
(from the point of view of Dr. McCoy)

First I saw the rabbit,
with the pocketwatch,
then I saw Alice run by,
it turns everyone's thoughts into a reality, this place,
of course,
it was mayhem until we were told this,
isn't it always with us?

Star Trek: The Original Series - Season One (Remastered Edition)

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