Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow

A Poem by Molly

This is old and a little cliche, but I came across it in my files today and felt like sharing :)


What if there are no ruby slippers?

And after a while, you realize that dear Auntie Em

 Wasn’t quite so sweet.

What if you start to remember?

You remember all the times you used to hide and cry

Because you thought you just weren’t good enough.

And you finally admit,

That you’ve always hated that blue jumper.

And what if it turns out that Glenda

Was just another patronizing b***h

Seeking validation through someone else’s pain?

Eventually you’d get into some stupid fight with the Scarecrow,

And he and the Tin Man

Would run off, because they just couldn’t handle your issues anymore.

And even though the Lion sticks around,

You know it’s only because he’s afraid of being alone.

And finally, long after the witch is dead,

You realize that she was the least of your worries.

Maybe you wish there were a few more witches to kill;

At least then you’d have something to do.

Something other than sit around and mutter:

“There’s no place like home”

Knowing that everywhere is far too much like home,

Because no matter how far you go,

You can never leave Kansas behind.

© 2010 Molly

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Magnificent write, Molly.

Posted 11 Years Ago

WOW! This is awesome, way to take a story that everyone knows and turn it into something of your own. I love your creativity and the message it sends. What if the Wizard of Oz had been like this? Pretty funny to think of.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I really loved this, and the hidden metaphors were excellent, really hit the spot! The linkup with the wizard of oz was spot on as well because of the metaphors...esp the witches!!! Really enjoyable piece; well done!

Posted 12 Years Ago

very creative liked "and even thought the lion sticks around, You know its only because he's afraid of being alone"...we all have our witches to kill some are inside ourselves

Posted 12 Years Ago

I must admit the whole wizard of oz thing
Made me laugh a bit. It didn't distract me
from the rest of this brilliant work, although
I thought of it being more of a monologue
Then anything else.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Such a creative poem :)
Good job! :D

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is a great one..You did the story justice!
Luv the new perspective.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Wow!! what a creative mind you got there, this piece is awesome, I enjoyed reading this...

Posted 12 Years Ago

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haha the whole Wizard of oz thing is awesome!!

"And what if it turns out that Glenda

Was just another patronizing b***h"

thats funny

Posted 12 Years Ago

imaginative replete with depth~beautifully composed!~

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on December 10, 2010
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