A Poem by Erin

"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.


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 11 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 12 Years Ago

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

Posted 12 Years Ago

Very creative! Well done!

Posted 13 Years Ago

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