Chasing Grace

poetic_star's picture

*Dedicated to MaddieJoy because she watches Once Upon a Time like me :) The mad hatter story line is my favorite so I hope you like this.*

He looks for her inside empty magic hats.
All alone in his dull swan lake mansion,
he needs just one more drop of
purity to unchain the past.
Unfortunately, he's stuck in wonderland.

Queen Anne's Lace and
mushroom heads once
peeped out from the enchanted earth
as the mad hatter and his ginger girl
played tag in the desiccated woods.
They walked to the fair
where he bought her a snowy rabbit,
even though money was scarce then.
Once upon a time, he was a real man.

Yet, now he's only a withered pawn
in some wicked woman's game,
running around with no hope.
Surrounded by fabric and scissors,
he works on a miracle because his
heart is starting to dehydrate
without darling Grace's smile.

"I'll return tonight,"
he told her so long ago,
before leaving their
thatched roof home.
And if this saddened
character could call
the witch's bluff,
he would to get
back to his little songbird.
But trapped in
a grimy mirror,
Grace was adopted into
a world of television
and school buses.
So now he has no
choice but to search
between the pages
of an out-dated storybook.

Getting crazier by the hour,
he can't forget the amber
gleam in her irises as she
hugged him goodbye and
perhaps someday he'll
learn to feel again because
even imprisoned in
stupid wonderland,
Grace is always on his mind;
unmistakable and still alive.

Comments

MaddieJoy's picture

i love it!

Nobody's ever dedicated anything to me before

The ducks will get you!

poetic_star's picture

well now they have :D and

well now they have :D and I'm so happy you like it!

MaddieJoy's picture

the mad hatter is my favorite too

Hes so tragic n slightly evil

The ducks will get you!

poetic_star's picture

hmm

I don't know if he's evil, though I was surprised by his involvement with Regina's black magic thing. Maybe that was before he had Grace? I just love their father-daughter relationship. It's so sweet like Emma and Henry.