Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #260 – “There’s No Place Like Home”
Adopt the persona of one of the characters.  Write a poem of Dorothy’s arrival
from that character’s point of view.

Think it’s a joy
always being
“the good witch”?
Sure, I saved
the kid–did it–
but withheld
crucial information
regarding those
ruby slippers.
her? No.
I do not 
her family minded

little Miss Whiner
being gone for a few days.
Even the munchkins
of her. I thought
it wise 
to open her
eyes, experience
more of life. One of my
finer saves was blowing
snow down on those
ubiquitous poppies. In
the end, they all got
what they wanted, and the
little dears learned
to conquer their fears.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Glinda

  1. Nina Bell says:

    This reminds me of wicked (the book- not the musical). Awesome perspective! Really enjoyed reading


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