one ring

What if Alice went down the Hobbit hole instead
would she still say it’s a dream and paint Middle Earth red
would Sauron yell at her ‘Off with your head’

would she make a nifty nose ring
with Precious hanging snug from her nostril
giving poor Gollum an eerie chill

Would she smoke pipe with Gandalf
and drink all Frodo’s Brandywine
throw old Saruman a rude sign

What if Alice went down the Hobbit hole
and Smaug ate her with crackers and bread
but these are just my thoughts, my pet
dream on my words
I know it’s absurd
but now you might not get these thoughts
out of your head…

(c) 2013 allen simpson
with apologies to Lewis Caroll and Tolkien