Characters of Life

Characters of Life

A Poem by Elegant Imperfections

A look inside the minds of the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Dorothy, Peter Pan, and Pinocchio

Look into my eyes, what do you find?
What's there staring back at me?
What's truth and lies without a mind?
Does my life have meaning?

End of the day, it will be gone
Dreams all faded into dust
Will my story carry on
When these joints begin to rust?

King of the beasts, strong and brave
That's what they call me
No inner peace, so soul to save
And my fears still stall me

So far from home, nowhere to go
When the storm stands still
They say I'm a hero
Big red shoes to fill

These lost boys believe in me
My shadow moves on it's own
Like the leader I can't be
I fear how large it's grown

Tangled in strings, my private cell 
Controlled by hands above me
It's everything, these lies I tell
Have become part of me

But hold on. 

Hold on 
Mr. Scarecrow
Hold on
To the things you do know

Hold on
Dear Tinman
Life will be gone
Live it while you can

Hold on 
Mighty Lion
Being strong 
Isn't scared of crying

Hold on 
You belong
A hero naturally

Hold on 
Old lost boy
Your shadow's long
From the light you employ

Hold on
All along
Truth was under your nose

Hold on 
Whoever listens
When the sun 
Comes out, even tears glisten

Hold on
And don't forget
Your story isn't over yet

© 2016 Elegant Imperfections

Author's Note

Elegant Imperfections
Are the characters clear? Does it make sense? Any feedback helps :)

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Added on August 6, 2016
Last Updated on August 6, 2016
Tags: Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Disney


Elegant Imperfections
Elegant Imperfections

I'm not a brilliant poet, just a quirky girl with something to say. more..