The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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This poem was inspired by a previous one...

https://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=102521

The Mad Hatter

I wonder if the Reaper likes a cup of tea

He could join us at my tea party

I’ll invite him along to see

He could sample my tasty layer cake

and my posh conserves

maybe he’ll be nice to me

And I'd give him his just deserts

 

If I need a knife to cut

my delicious carrot cake

perhaps he’ll lend me his razor-sharp scythe

I hope for heaven's sake

as I wield a downward blow

it slices off his head

I'd make a tasty effigy

of 'The Reaper' in gingerbread

 

That would be quite funny

Que the Queen's well-worn catchphrase... 

"Off with his head!" 

 

As we watched it rolling down the hill

and headless dead he lays.

But who would then collect the souls

at their end of days?

 

Gosh! What a quandary that would surely be

Who do you think might know...

What was that vicar dear,

Oh! Would you like more tea?

 

Po

 

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Paul Sayer

Thu 27th Aug 2020 14:10

Another month passed and -J drops back in

Jordyn, thank you, my friend, for your support and comment.
It has brought back a smile to my face.

A couple of members views my differ
however, I am reminded of the niffer

Say it again Mr Burns...

"Ye see your state wi' theirs compared,
And shudder at the niffer;
But cast a moment's fair regard,
What maks the mighty differ;

What indeed!

Paul.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 26th Jul 2020 00:21

LOL check out the first two tags John...

It is never going to end Oh! NO.

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Jordyn Elizabeth

Sun 26th Jul 2020 00:14

I see the continuous stream of comments pouring through, so I thought I ought to drop by again and have another read. I enjoy the personality you brought with this poem🙂 Great one.

--Always a pleasure, J.

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John Marks

Sat 25th Jul 2020 23:32

This common-tart-'Arry
Goes on & on & on & on
Oh! when Oh! when will it be done?
When we get to Po's ol'Swan song?

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Paul Sayer

Sat 25th Jul 2020 09:00

LOL

That's the spirit

It made you ponder made you think
about that famed brew, you like to drink
Me mam was a Yorkshire lass
She drank hers out of a pint glass.

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kJ Walker

Sat 25th Jul 2020 08:22

I enjoyed this sorry story
Of when the reaper lost his head
Of how they made an effigy
Made out of gingerbread

But then it got me thinking
And this thought occurred to me
I hope it wasn't an insipid brew
But good old Yorkshire tea

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Paul Sayer

Sat 25th Jul 2020 07:54

k.j.

Kevin, where Oh! where is your rhyme
Don't you know it's rhyming time?
You have always managed to make me laugh
You went so quick I felt the draft.

Po

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Paul Sayer

Sat 25th Jul 2020 07:50

Brain... What a mess, what a mess
come and join me in the mess
Grab a plate, we'll have some scoff
To you also my toppers doffed.

Thank you for continued support mate.
Po

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Brian Maryon

Sat 25th Jul 2020 07:43

Po - you're the new Captain Tom!

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Paul Sayer

Sat 25th Jul 2020 07:42

Hallielle, Oh! how remiss of me
you dropped in, and I failed to see
Make amends; I must make amends
Thank you for your flower, my friend.

Po

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Don Matthews

Sat 25th Jul 2020 00:05


Someone likes
Hearing sound
Of own voice
Round and round

And round
And round
And round
And round....

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Paul Sayer

Fri 24th Jul 2020 21:59

Tom, I lost count after ten 😉

I need more fingers perhaps mate then
I could keep the score to see
just how many joined the party.

Regardless thank you for your comment here
and welcome to my blogosphere.

Po

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Paul Sayer

Fri 24th Jul 2020 21:52

Hello Julie

I doff my hat
to you my friend
I love chit-chat.

Po

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julie callaghan

Fri 24th Jul 2020 21:35

Added a like, visited to see what was the talk of the town, glad to say this poem was not a let down. Happy to contribute to this chat.😀

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Paul Sayer

Fri 24th Jul 2020 21:04

Lots more comments
lots more fun.
Lots more yarns
To be spun

Po wit.

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Paul Sayer

Fri 24th Jul 2020 20:25

Well, 17 members can't be wrong!

I love this poem. The best is still yet to come.

I am intending to do audio and a video version of this complete with fancy dress and makeup.

This is going to R O C K!

I always thank people for commenting and or hitting the like on everything I write.

It is polite to do so, and I believe just good manners.

I know that a few never bother to comment but hey just hitting the like is super supportive.

I hope more new members find this and comment, so each one that does the comments will go up by two.

For those who don't wish to comment that's fine, I will thank you here in advance.

Po.


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Don Matthews

Thu 23rd Jul 2020 01:17

He must like it a lot Tom....

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Tom

Wed 22nd Jul 2020 23:30

Wow Poemagraphic, I’m not sure another contributor on WriteOutLoud has commented on their own poem 28 times before.

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Paul Sayer

Wed 22nd Jul 2020 22:27

T J K C
I glad you dropped in for tea.

The Vicar's sitting over there
Next to crazy old March Hare
He'll be glad you came along
To join in our sing-a-long.

Po

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Paul Sayer

Wed 22nd Jul 2020 22:18

Cait, I am so excited you joined in the party.

Thank you for your little flower.
Po

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Paul Sayer

Wed 22nd Jul 2020 22:14

Debs, Thank you for sipping tea with us.

Po

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Paul Sayer

Fri 29th May 2020 17:28

LOL. Guilty as charged 'M'Lord

It is so nice to see you here 'Lord Marks'

You can take oft that 'Tudor Court headgear' now.

Po

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John Marks

Fri 29th May 2020 13:06

'M'Lord or M'Lady the defendant pleads
He was off his head at the time of the crime.'
'Come, come, don't wither or whine m'lad!
Some are born good, and some are born bad
But you were born mad. And that's just sad!!'
So, off with his head! The old judge said.

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Moon.girl

Wed 27th May 2020 13:27

There was no party in reality
I purchased a lovely gown
Now it's been worn by a hanger
Stuck somewhere in the cupboard
What a waste of party desires
I wish party could be one good reality
For a change, and not just virtual poetic one

Phew!!!!

Po, Po, Po......😛

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Vautaw

Wed 27th May 2020 12:21

Earl Grey. Excellent choice. I like green tea with honey. Tea, poetry, good company, relaxing tunes... that's my kind of party!
https://youtu.be/GmY8vVqWHQA

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Paul Sayer

Wed 27th May 2020 12:02

Helloooooo V

Earl Grey is my poison these days.

With milk poured from a little jug

I've given up the drugs, I'm no mug.


Apart from the one for breakfast brew.

It's great to see my poem you viewed.

Po

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Vautaw

Wed 27th May 2020 11:55

So, this is where the party is at? Thanks for the invite Po. I love a tasty cup of tea. Write on! 💖

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Paul Sayer

Mon 25th May 2020 22:29

"Let Them Eat Cake!" A Quote That Cost Queen Marie Antoinette Her Head... Actually No it did not!

That is a story for another day my little flower.

I am so pleased you came and liked and commented.

One slice or two?

Po 🎩🍰

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Darkest sunflower

Mon 25th May 2020 22:21

You're amazing I didn't know we could post like that it truly makes them more beautiful now I am hungry for cake lol 😂

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Paul Sayer

Thu 21st May 2020 07:25

Are those words French d?

d.knape

Thu 21st May 2020 03:49

Party hardy!

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Paul Sayer

Wed 20th May 2020 23:53

The clock is ticking midnights near
I’m off to head... sorry bed is calling in my ear
Alice pours me a good night drink
and I tickle her with my feather pink.

I would write them two French words here if I knew how to spell um!

Po

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Paul Sayer

Wed 20th May 2020 23:46

Itsjustmedownhere... Not anymore!
Thank you all lets faith restore
with humor, that's what we came here for.

Poetry is a panache
thanks for all who had a say
its been a very delightful day
At the Mad Hatters Tea Par tay

Po

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Paul Sayer

Wed 20th May 2020 23:24

Cait, so many are having a bad time
I want so much to help with rhyme
thanks to you we’ve hit double figures
The grand surprise I will transfigure

A video for all to see
‘The Mad Hatter’ dressed... As me!

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Paul Sayer

Wed 20th May 2020 22:26

Hannah, Thank you for dropping into party
let’s play a card game like ecarte
King is high down the rabbit hole
If I was a card it would be ‘The Fool’

I am so pleased you all came to see
what the Hatters party means to me
I wondered if a few would read
and answer my call, answer my need

I wanted to bring us all together
to be tickled pink with a Dodo feather
If one more WOLer hits the like
double figures are what I’d like

I have a little surprise prezzie
another side you’ll see of me
It may make you laugh, it may make you cry
Thank you one and all for dropping by.

Po

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Paul Sayer

Wed 20th May 2020 21:47

Martin, many often lose there head
It does not mean that they are dead
Of course, sometimes they really are
Stitched back on leaves a hell of a scar

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Paul Sayer

Wed 20th May 2020 21:33

Becky, I am so glad you came
as on my list was your name
Better late than never dear
I am so excited that you're here.

Deceased the reaper now maybe
But what if... What if I’ve been deceived
The thing that may be fooled my mind
was that bloody scythe, I’ve been so blind

Was another felled in his place
as time has now ceased to race
Old Father Time has met his end
that f’n scythe his doom portend

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Martin Elder

Wed 20th May 2020 19:52

For once I fear I am speechless on the demands that are many of beheadings here and beheadings there
the consecrated congress
of a slice of cake
a cup of tea
and head or three
one lump or two
please don't make it me!

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Becky Who

Wed 20th May 2020 16:55

I am so sorry to be late
I was delayed outside:
I see just crumbs left on the plates
and all the blood has dried

And YES! The Reaper is no more
Now Po’s cut off his head,
So no more dying, keeping score
Get on with life instead.

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Paul Sayer

Wed 20th May 2020 16:04

Up the tone, up the tone
M.C is here to sit upon his throne
Next to Queens sat side by side
Wrong them and... Well woe betide

As she shouts 'Off their head'
M.C announces that they're dead
Like a good Master of Ceremonies should.
As we welcome MC to this mad neighborhood

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 20th May 2020 15:45

"Gonna be late...gonna be late..."
The White rabbit consulted his watch;
And much like him it seems my fate
To have to up my pace a notch.
But joining in this piece of fun
Seemed far too good to miss,
So I arrive hotfoot just like that "bun"
In lunatic literary bliss ! 🎈

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Paul Sayer

Wed 20th May 2020 09:31

Thank you, Jon, my silent friend
You are one more I can augend
The numbers growing one by one
hopefully, more before this is done

Po

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Paul Sayer

Wed 20th May 2020 06:42

Hello Shifa
I said you’re one to watch
thanks for dropping in
your poetry is top-notch

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Paul Sayer

Wed 20th May 2020 06:00

Hello Don my Auzzie mate
Welcome to the party
grab yourself a plate
we’ve got buns and biscuits
cake and more
Cos...
you can’t beat death
and that’s for sure.

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Paul Sayer

Wed 20th May 2020 05:51

Liam, always as always
it’s great to see
A kindred soul
as mad as me
from one mad hatter
to another my friend
welcome along
to this madness we've penned

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Don Matthews

Wed 20th May 2020 00:26

WOLers love their
Blood and gore
Gets lots comments
Say no more....




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Don Matthews

Wed 20th May 2020 00:18

Golly gosh
Rhyme galore
Comments full
Here's one more

😛

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Don Matthews

Wed 20th May 2020 00:16

Thanks for the beginning mention Po.....

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Liam Osaneo

Tue 19th May 2020 23:53

HI Po,
how´s it going you ask

as always, as always
still falling from
one rabbit hole
into the next
still seeing
a dozen magic worlds
and a dozen falling heads
circle past me

but also as always
it wouldn´t be me
if I wouldn´t stop by
for a cup of tea

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Paul Sayer

Tue 19th May 2020 22:05

Hi Debs

I am glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you for saying.
Po

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Deb

Tue 19th May 2020 22:03

I enjoyed the poem Dear Po.

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Paul Sayer

Tue 19th May 2020 20:02

Hello Liam, hows it going
I see you entered without me knowing
then it seems you read and left
Did you tumble down the cleft

That rabbit hole is Oh! so deep
we all jumped in with both feet
at the bottom surprise, surprise
a strange new world to hypnotize

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Paul Sayer

Tue 19th May 2020 15:29

For those of you who have returned
to see who else is coming
I’ve booked some soldiers in a band
come along and hear them drumming


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Paul Sayer

Tue 19th May 2020 15:22

Helloooo Po you say

Dear Abdul, please do come along
I promise you some gore
and rest assured mate you'll see
they’ll be plenty more for sure.

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Abdul Ahmad

Tue 19th May 2020 13:47

Helloooo po

Can't wait to get to it. Better be as gory as you say! Nothing more gory than a public beheading.
You've excelled yourself

Abdul

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Moon.girl

Tue 19th May 2020 11:37

Virtual bliss and fun in times like these.

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Paul Sayer

Tue 19th May 2020 11:11

Everyone's invited
So come on one and all
Share a verse or just a line
HUGE or Oh! so small.

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Moon.girl

Tue 19th May 2020 10:53

Thank you Po for the invitation. I will follow you as I have always done while you followed me for life and fun.

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Paul Sayer

Tue 19th May 2020 10:25

Well hello MortimerBlooming
It's great to have you along
come and join in the party
we’ll all have a sing-along

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Paul Sayer

Tue 19th May 2020 10:19

Hello Moon.girl

Come and join in the fun
Rabbit 🐰 loves my carrot cake
we'll all jump down his hole
come on for goodness sake.

It's a tiny bit of mischief
in a tiny world
as we all tumble down
and watch this poem unfurl.

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Moon.girl

Tue 19th May 2020 10:14

I read it a dozen times....good one Po.

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Paul Sayer

Tue 19th May 2020 10:10

Crumbs is that how football really began?

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Philipos

Tue 19th May 2020 08:46

Not too far away those brutal times Po in the wider scheme of things - even football began by kicking down the hill, heads of the vanquished enemy. Enjoyed the read. P 👍

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Paul Sayer

Tue 19th May 2020 08:44

Hi P

Would you like one lump or two?

Po

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Paul Sayer

Tue 19th May 2020 08:34

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