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A Mother's Lament by Yohnnilee A Mother's Lament by Yohnnilee
Alice in Wonderland: Tribute to the Oyster Mother

The ghastly grief
The righteous rage
The troublesome belief
Far still is the last page
A mother's lament with no relief

Little is said of Mother Oyster
On her way home to the bed
Upon return to her cloister
Come to find an empty spread
In the distance such a roister
O'er the pearlescent shells of her children, all dead
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I've always been fascinated by this tale tho it's not one of my favorites. I find the comparisons between Alice in Wonderland and many of the world's religions both ironic and intriguing.

I've often thought, each time I read the story to my young son, of the Oyster Mother- the pain, the grief, the anger she must've felt tho no more is said of her. I'm always sure to add my own little lesson in between the turning of the page- the lesson she and her children teach us. Make sure he knows I'll not raise an oyster.

Be ye not oysters that believe nievely and follow blindly, for it may be your end.

Ask questions, believe what makes sense to you- life is too short to wash your right hand first and then your left. Be a rebel.


A Mother's Lament Lineart
This is FREE to color if you so choose, BUT I require line credit and a link to the colored version so I can fave!!!

(NOTE: Please, NO PRINTS. That's just not fair to the line artist. ALSO, All colored versions will be linked to original lines to ensure all colorers get color credit! )

Reference Material: How To Draw Manga Vol. 4

June 13, 2010
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:iconmurdocnisgod666:
MurdocNisGod666 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Awwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconyohnnilee:
Yohnnilee Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know, right? So sad. :(
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MurdocNisGod666 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Very.
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TheLadyJ Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Hey. What a forgotten character in the mess of it all.
Bravo.
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:iconyohnnilee:
Yohnnilee Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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ObliviousNeko Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I really do love the emotion in this... it's beautiful.
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:iconyohnnilee:
Yohnnilee Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Tsunami-Hatro-yuki Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Artist
I love this.
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:iconyohnnilee:
Yohnnilee Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
:giggle: And I love your icon! :rofl:
Thank you! :XD:
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Tsunami-Hatro-yuki Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Artist
Oh thank you
and you're welcome
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PINK-ROSE14 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
love it. :D
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:iconyohnnilee:
Yohnnilee Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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PINK-ROSE14 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
UR WELCOME! ;)
:heart:
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KelciD Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, it's so lovely and yet sad. I'm so glad you made a tribute to such an unspoken character.
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:iconyohnnilee:
Yohnnilee Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I know it's sad, but I was tired of doing pictures that meant little. This is a strong message I think and I'm glad I drew it! :)
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KelciD Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You should be glad you drew it. It says so much.
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:iconyohnnilee:
Yohnnilee Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
I am. It's one of my Masterpieces- if only I had patience to complete the background. :P
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froggychan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Aw thats so sad- but gorgeously done!!
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:iconyohnnilee:
Yohnnilee Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
:( I know.
Thank you! :worship:
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froggychan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student General Artist
No problem! :clap:
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ThisistheStart Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Wow, that looks awesome.
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:iconyohnnilee:
Yohnnilee Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! This is definitely one of my best works!!! :D
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ThisistheStart Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
You're welcome, I love it! :D
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Getaro Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well drawn actually, and I love the idea behind it, just not happy with the Q's ;P
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:iconyohnnilee:
Yohnnilee Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I figured that poor mum needed some love. I mean she did lose all of her children. :no:
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Getaro Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are right. :nod:
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