Alice & The Tulip


Alice closed her eyes to wait for a dream

If I can think hard, I can make it be

As she drifts off her thoughts of summer are here

Lots of pretty flowers growing everywhere


She sees the red tulip, and it must be real

Summer is here, no snow to be seen

There is the table on the grass

Two chairs chairs to be found

Alice climbs the table, without making a sound


There on top is momma’s coffee mug

With a red tulip inside

Why bother to leave, no need to hide

“Willow do come up” , she calls out to her cat

But he is trying to get up, wondering if he’s too fat


It won’t hurt if I sit on the table

To see this flower up close

There will be no harm if it comes near to my nose.

The tulip tilts over …then she hears the bee within

Won’t be very happy if I end tonight

with an angry bee sting


Alice releases the tulip and she loses the dream

She awakes to the morning

Thinking, it seemed so real

As she goes to her window

Looking out on the lawn

There is momma’s mug on the table and

a red tulip on the ground


She stares in amazement

Wondering if it was real

Can I have been on that table

I do hope it was a dream!

As she mutters to herself, Willow rubs his tail on her clothes

O dear, there is mud on my ten little toes!

(Written for the ‘Illustration challenge’ by Dean Owen  …The Illustrator is his beautiful wife Lei Lei )
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