The white rabbit



The jackpot has been hit,
The Kraken unleashed.

Artistic licence set rules,
To unleash the beast.

So someone like me just can't help themselves,
from telling you all of a the glorious hell.

Pulled in one way, pushed towards another,
The guilt and the sin cause pain like no other.

Sometimes you'd wish that the whole thing would stop,
I can I tell you how to do it, if you dare take the drop.

There's a place behind here, alongside it you might say,
You can't get there alone but with help, it's child's play.

I know how to get there, I know what you'll see,
The crispness of clarity, the air flying free.

The beauteous find is of course very fleeting,
Too much of perfection and you won't return from it's greeting

Follow the white rabbit, spin round and around
And soon you find yourself tumbling down to the ground

The facade we're all in will soon start to crumble,
As the new reality peels back, all the terrors become mumble.

Then all of a sudden you're back in your shoes
It was over too quickly, that feeling you lose

You'll follow the rabbit again and again,
Takes more and more effort to get back there my friend

You presence on earth is such a mundane escapade
The real world is behind it, you wish to just trade.

The problem remains, the only way to be there,
To be there with permanency gives you a scare.

Who cares of such things,
Mortality is mirage.

You know what's behind it,
You've touched it full blast.

And so you resolve to escape fully this time,
That's the last we will say in this solemn rhyme.
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Submitted on September 25, 2016

Modified on April 14, 2023

1:29 min read
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Quick analysis:

Scheme AX XX XX BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II XX JJ KK XX AX LL
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,485
Words 284
Stanzas 17
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

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