On a summer day as beautiful as could be,
a Gardener invited a Mad Hatter to tea.
She had a ulterior motive you see.
She needed his help with a project most fun,
and without him ... well, it just wouldn't get done.
She asked him to pour and he happily agreed,
though his first choice of teapot was occupied, it seems.
(Though he thought it was possibly the effects of mercury.)
The dormouse, all sleepy and groggy from his nap,
worried the Hatter was thinking he might be a snack!
"There's Bread-and-Butterfly sandwiches, cookies and cake
and wonderful strawberries that really taste great,"
he squeaked while preparing to make his escape.
"Flamingos!" The Hatter exclaimed, "do you play?"
And so they embarked on a game of croquet,
after all they had flown in from Target that day.
So the Hatter and Gardener had a good time, that's clear.
Then the Hatter said, "but seriously, why am I here?"
And the Gardener replied, "why, for happiness and cheer!
So that's the story of this tale oh so tall,
I hope you enjoyed it and a happy Mad Tea Party to all!