Saturday, June 20, 2015

Poem: Twisted


In writing of Oz
One does what one does
With L. Frank Baum’s book as the source
The players all known
The house Kansas-thrown
And Yellow Brick Road sets the course

The Wizard as friend
On Glinda depend
That Wicked Witch West looming dark
Yet shadings of gray
Or green on display
The matter at hand is less stark

Elphaba her name
Her true claim to fame
Unmasking oppressive regime
Must never assume
Why she’d taken to broom
For we’ve all our own sins to redeem

To click those heels thrice
Suggest you think twice
And don’t opt for highlighted brick
Choose your direction
With earnest reflection
So true to that path you should stick

My message as such
No matter how much
You’re given to singular choice
All your decisions
Have room for revisions
And don’t trust the noisiest voice

Copyright SGW 2015

Footnote:  Based on “Wicked” by Gregory Maguire and “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum

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