The Death of The March Hare: A Poem

March 31, 2017 at 6:09 pm (Fantasy, Literature, Mystery/horror, Mythology, Poetry) (, , , , , , , , , , )


On her throne, Persephone the Queen of the Underworld did decree
that the March Hare had brought joy to far too many
and it was time that this valiant hare should die
and should be now before March time did fly

So on this last day of March 2017
as the Hare drank tea with a Heartly Queen
the Messenger of Death did drop Polonium-210
into the hare’s teacup at the stroke of Big Ben

The hare raised the tea to his lips
as Mad Hatter recalled his latest trips
up through and outside the Rabbit hole
when the poor hare turned as black as coal

“Remember to pay the phone bill” were the Hare’s last words before he died
as into the frying pan went the Heartly queen’s kipper being fried
The March Hare fell over quite dead
and the Heartly queen turned bright red
“I did not say off with his head”.

The March Hare was buried with a carrot in his mouth
payment that Ferryman Charon told to take a hike south
and so the March Hare’s pour soul is now trapped on the River Styx
as Queen Persephone laughs and plays pick up sticks.

-A poem written by Christopher
Friday March 31st 2017.


  1. Dracul Van Helsing said,

    Reblogged this on Dracul Van Helsing and commented:

    A narrative poem I wrote 3 years ago today:

  2. Hyperion said,

    It appears Pootin and Persephone both like Po-210 for keeping one’s tea hot. Tea to die for, no doubt. I must say, I was momentarily worried where the carrots were going, but you pulled it off with svelte apro-prose.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you, Daniel.

      The story of Bugs Bunny Visits The Grand Canyon (aka Harvey Weeneystain’s derriere after he’s been in prison awhile) will be for a travelogue documentary rather than a poem.

      • Hyperion said,

        I’m all in on reading about this upcoming adventure. With the burrowing power of Bugs Bunny, Weeneystain will need to hire Elmer Fudd to avoid frightening the guards should long floppy ears suddenly pop out of his butt.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I always liked the Warner Brothers cartoon characters and the Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters a lot better than the Disney cartoon characters.

        I guess as a kid I somehow instinctively realized that Disney was into mind manipulation, programming and conditioning – something many psychologists finally figured out this century.

        The only Disney character I really liked was Donald Duck and that was because of his funny voice.

      • Hyperion said,

        I had my many favorites and like you, Disney as a powerhouse brand still could not squelch my memories of Deputy Dawg, Mighty Mouse, Foghorn Leghorn and of course my all time favorite, The Bullwinkle Show. Now there was some clever wit.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Clever wit indeed.

        My favourites I think were Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear and Quick Draw McGraw.

        And of course I have extremely fond memories of The Flintstones over on the Hanna-Barbera side.

      • Hyperion said,

        Oh yes, weren’t they the best. Ellllll Kabong!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Makers of guitars 🎸always loved El Kabong.

        He kept them in business.

      • Hyperion said,

        LMAO 😂. The kabong part always cracked me up. Bobalooie (sp) was a great sidekick too. I think I watched The Man from la Mancha without knowing it.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, you probably did watch the man from La Mancha without knowing it.

        The Warner Brothers cartoons were full of classic literary allusions that you only became aware of thinking back years later.

        I remember one Bullwinkle cartoon where he told a pun about the ruby yacht of Omar Khayyam. 😀

      • Hyperion said,

        Thems was quality cartoons in those days not like the extreme noise and nonsense of today.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Very true, Daniel.

  3. Dawn Renee said,

    : – ( I think I get it.
    On a lighter note … those same cartoons
    Have a warm & fuzzy spot in my heart. As does old Tom & Jerry (& Uncle Pecos 🙂 & original Loony Tunes. My Dad would watch them with me when I was small in the wee hours of the morning after working hard 7 days a week. He’d fall asleep as we held hands. It was the only time we had together until he was able to have Sundays off. Now because of other humans’ greed or idiocy, I’ve only seen him once in 2 months. He’s the only, wonderful Dad I’ll ever have, I may have to rebel soon.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Those sound like wonderful memories, Dawn. 🙂

      It’s sad that there’s so much greed and idiocy in the world. 🙁

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