Happy Birthday Alice

Grandma Baadsgaard
Happy Birthday my precious Alice.
While you read this poem written just for you - notice the words in italic.
They are taken directly from the book “Alice in Wonderland”.
You are our Alice the Grand who brings wonderland everywhere you are!

Some people fall down a rabbit hole to discover wonder land
I know a girl who popped out of that hole whose name is Alice-the-Grand.

Eat me!” Drink me!” says Mother to Alice with a smile.
“Now it’s time for dinner so stop running for a while.”

“But Mom,” Alice replies, “It takes all the running I can do to keep in the same place.
If I want to get somewhere else, I must run twice as fast!” before I can say grace.

Curiouser and curiouser,” says mother with much care.
“I believe no matter what I do, we’re all mad here.”

Who in the world am I? Ah that’s the great puzzle,” says Alice with a grin.
I think there is a Chesshire cat who will tell me where to begin.
So Alice finds her feline friend and says boldly without fear,
Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
That depends,” Chesshire says, “a good deal on where you want to get to” my dear.

When brothers Griffin and Rylan make a mad dash for her toys
Little Alice stands with her scepter and shouts most boldly
Off with their heads, you scallywag boys
If you want to keep your heads, give me back those toys!”

“That is impossible,” says Rylan with a smirk
“I can’t think without my head – I think you are berserk.”

But Alice holds her stance and says with a mighty blast,
If you can’t think, you wouldn’t talk so fast
So brothers beware if you don’t want a neck cast…
Give those toys back to me or today will be your last!”

Shivering with fear and quaking in their boots
Griffin and Rylan’s hand back the toys and all their sister’s loot

It is no use going back to yesterday,” says Rylan with sigh
“way back then I didn’t see my sister’s greatness by and by.
But now I know and have been enlightened with this mighty scare
No more bothering great queen Alice - even if I dare.”