Oz

Oz

A Poem by Erin
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"What if Dorothy and the Scarecrow had't followed The Yellow Brick Road?"-MIT application prompt. My english teacher unknowingly gave me this meaningful prompt, and this was my response.

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If Dorothy had not tread a road of yellow brick,

And if Scarecrow had hung his head and let the sun sap his energy while the crows circled,

A field of poppies would ferment and burst, poison air seeping through the land.

A feral cat would loathe and lash and unleash his pain.
A man would be frozen in time, and silently screaming in a desert of dryness.

A Witch would rule.
And a man would hide from us behind a curtain,
And I would never have known him, for better or for worse.

The magic would be gone, and any childish hopes and dreams I do contain would never have blossomed in the cynical tundra of my thoughts.

There would be no music, or laughter, or camaraderie.

If Dorothy had tread a different trail,

I would be lost in a forest, chased by winged creatures,
Drugged by decomposing petals of blood,

And utterly alone with no one to hide behind the curtain with.

 


© 2008 Erin



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creative piece
i like it

Posted 7 Years Ago


You know, there is a red brick road you never hear about, what if they followed that one? I must be honest in saying I think you can do better. I mean that in a nice way!!! Having read some other poems from you I know you have a lot of talent and this one here just isn't you. I hope you won't be mad?

Posted 8 Years Ago


Very creative, totally liked this version of The Wizard of Oz, well done.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Very creative! Well done!

Posted 9 Years Ago



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