Peace Amid the Storm

Dorothy in that spinning farmhouse

Watching bits of Kansas whirl

Orphan looking for an anchor

Answer seeking out the girl

How would the story have been

If she had assumed the lotus on the floor

There in her head trauma dream

Soft landed in Oz in total control

Befriended Elphaba and her sister

Threw down the charlatan

Behind the curtain

And set up Glinda in his place

Got the munchkins out of the poppy business

Returning triumphant to Kansas

Tells her extended family all about their

Alternative existences

Writes a million seller with a movie deal

Buys up the mortgage on Almira Gulch

Ms. Gulch adopts Dorothy's hair style

Becomes a breeder of prize Pekingese

Good cascades across

Earth like a tidal wave

We are free

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nms 7 years ago from Cochin

nice one


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

This is very, very clever. Deviously so! Thank you, great read.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

It's about right too, good one Tom


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Thank you NMS

Dunno how I ended up in Oz, but it was a fun ride, Teresa! Thank you

Thank you, Hawkesdream!


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Will the munchkins write on their new found professions, too? It puts a new "spin" on Dorothy! Pardon the pun. Fun!


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Candie! I dunno what the Munchkins gonna do though.


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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Wow...A complete trip down the Yellow brick road...in a poem. Let me see if I can write out some OZ music to go w/ it..."Ta Da, Ta Da, Ta Da...Da, Ta Da, Ta Da, Ta Da...Da!"...and the witch flys in. Thanks for the poem journey, Tom!


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Manlypoetryman! Let's see if I can get my munchkin voice happenin'...


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feeweewv 7 years ago from Between A Dream And Reality

:) I love The Wizard of Oz... nice way to go... I like it when other people's minds wander off like mine does sometimes.... makes me feel not so lonely


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Ya, maybe our minds were like hangin' out together out in Oz, there, Felicia! If so, I was in good company.


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feeweewv 7 years ago from Between A Dream And Reality

Aww. that's the sweetest thing I've heard all day :) LOL


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

That's right. :0)


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

what could've been... but things are the way they are. thanks for sharing :D


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Another opportunity for world peace missed LOL

Thanks Cris!


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lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

I agree with/to [the] Tee. ;) I like your yellow brick road.


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Ixxy, another vote for freedom and world peace.

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