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The Great and Powerful Oz

Updated on November 9, 2012

Power is an illusion

This you do not see

As you hide behind a smokescreen.

I see through the illusion

Of power and glory.

I see someone with a great need

For control

For respect.

Are you frightened by vulnerability?

Do you fear your equals?

Your imaginary veil of power

Does not hide the real you.

Your position does not give you the right

To take away our self-respect.

You speak of love,

Yet, in the dark you conspire

Against those that come too close.

Out of fear you want to destroy

Out of jealousy you trample the weak.

I long to life your imaginary veil.

I long to expose you,

But then that makes me a reflection of you.

Right now I feel pity

For the great and powerful Oz.


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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant and here's to so many more to follow. Enjoy your weekend.